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RPG Superstar 7 Season Star Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,114 posts (1,117 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 11 Pathfinder Society characters.


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My condolences to the family and friends of Dan Telford. May his memory be for a blessing.

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Fromper wrote:
I guess Silent Tide is popular right now. I just ran it last week.

We have it as a back up if we need a third table. It is fairly easy fr new GMs to run and has a few fun moments.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies at 5 PM on Saturday November 26, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

#7–16 — Faithless and Forgotten, Part 3: The Infernal Inheritance for characters of levels 1-5

#2-01 - Before the Dawn, Part 1: The Bloodcove Disguise for characters of levels 1-7

#0-01 - Silent Tide for characters of levels 1-5.

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Glad to help. I am the organizer for PFS at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage. I will try to make it to Lodge Con 2017 if I can.

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Patrick, I hope that this is a success. I will copy your urls and make them easier for people to access.

https://www.facebook.com/events/698463146967717/

http://lodgecon2017.com/index.html

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Can ships in Starfinder be sentient with artificial intelligence. Having a ship as an NPC might be fun.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies at 5 PM Saturday November 12, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

#7–16—Faithless and Forgotten, Part 2: Lost Colony of Taldor for characters of levels 1-5

#2-13: Murder on the Throaty Mermaid for characters of levels 1-5

#0-01: Silent Tide for characters of levels 1-5

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Sorry that I did not get to this earlier. I had some internet issues and bigger headaches. SO, I am going to send copies out tonight.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies at 5 PM Saturday October 29, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

8-06: Reaping What We Sow for characters of levels 1-5.
0-05: Mists of Mwangi for characters of levels 1-5.

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We don't have a Warhorn currently in Northwest Indiana, although we do have regular games twice a month at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana.

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Maybe we should have some guidelines on reviving old threads. As Bob Jonquet is more active than before in PFS in his role as a Regional Venture Officer, reviving it was not needed. Perhaps this thread can be locked.

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Welcome back!

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As the character I referred to earlier will need to make a knowledge check, are there any books or nonmagical items that would help?

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies at 5 PM Saturday October 15, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

3-21, The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment for characters of levels 1-5
6-09, By Way of Bloodcove for characters of levels 3-7.

As a backup, we will offer 0/01, Silent Tide for characters of levels 1-5.

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I would also like to see GMs included.

For a change last Saturday, I was a player. We had $50 in receipts and the party was happy to have some benefits.

I do have a question. It relates to this boon:

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Bonus Wealth: If you do not use the subsidized healing benefit above, you can instead choose to roll twice and take the higher result when rolling a Day Job check. For the enhanced benefit, you also increase the gold you earn from the day Job result by 50% (maximum 300 gp total).

A player would like to know if this can be used for other things such as downtime for faction missions. (If it helps, the player has a Sovreign Court character and has had a string of bad luck in recruiting people. I am sure that some other players might wonder if this benefit applies to downtime or could be modified to downtime endeavors.)

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My sympathies. It is hard to see a favorite local gaming store close. My hope is that PFS will do well in your area in a different venue and you will keep the memory of Your Mom's Basement alive.

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Everyone, I am sorry for not checking the thread in a while.

I am heading to bed, but I will work on getting caught up with all requests tomorrow. Again, my apologies. (I am busy with work and Pathfinder Society among other things.)

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Congratulations to Hillis!!!!

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ChaosTicket wrote:

Because Im making pacifist characters? Sure, lets go with that. Im trying to make characters not murder-hobos.

You could focus on a character who has high diplomacy, bluff, and sense motive skills who can buff the party and has some useful weapons and tactics, as some creatures (undead, demons) are seldom reasonable. Pacifists or peace loving characters can work, and avoiding an encounter can be useful.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

#3-21 The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment
#6–09: By Way of Bloodcove for characters of levels 3-7

As a back up, we also will have Black Waters, #0-06, for characters of levels 1-5.

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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
Cenorin wrote:
You're on a Tier 5-9 diplomatic mission, and the question "who's the party face?" is met with blank stares.
Easy answer when I am there. EVERYBODY loves Lucius... and if they don't, they will!

I was in a scenario where my ranger was the face of the party due to his 10 charisma.

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In a recent adventure, a player was able to use Bluff to avoid a combat.

I think one thing we can do is make sure that our characters can do more than one thing. I have seen characters with low charisma scores make convincing arguments and try to aid another. I have seen characters learn the importance of not being a one-trick pony, and have back up weapons.

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Perhaps see what PFSPrep has for From Shore To Sea. Also, it helps to find ways to connect a character to a story. Perhaps some of the NPCs have heard of the characters or heard positive interactions with the Society.

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Jared Thaler wrote:

Because on some level, when someone has been hurt like this, it is important to rebuild trust.

Because at some level, when stuff like this happens, it is important to call it out and make clear that some things are not acceptable.

Because most of these posts have been directing the person on where they can find safe spaces or rescue.

Wherever we can correct a problem, even if we did not cause it, we should. My hope is that the original poster and his wife will think better of PFS because we tried to address our concerns.

Trust often has to be earned. By treating others with concern and respect, we can begin to build trust with people who have had poor gaming experiences.

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Congratulations, Adam!

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GM Lamplighter wrote:
Sin of Asmodeus wrote:
This sounds a lot like personal drama that blew up at a game. I don't see how or why this pertains to society play.

Um... because it was a Society game and the alleged behavior violates the Code of Conduct for PFS?

But yes, we don't need details here - the people involved have their answer on how to take it up the chain.

This should go up the chain. Of command. All people I. An organization should be accountable for their actions.

Kris, I hope that you and four friend will consider PFS against . Most people whom I have met through PFS have been nice.

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My group played this some years ago. We had at least two Andoran characters, including my wizard who speaks Undercommon.

Spoiler:
Our problem was that a Chelaxian character just saw the troll as a monster to be killed and would send a few attacks on the troll. We were winning him over, between the diplomacy skills of a few characters.

One of the players was truly angry at the player, whose characters were generally ineffective and annoying. There was a brief side discussion with the GM as one player had enough and was considering sacrificing his character by violating the PvP rule to make a point to someone who did not cooperate well. Fortunately, the troll was able to go in freedom back to the Darklands. If we did not have any interference, our cleric of Gorum was quite willing to convert the troll.

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Perhaps you could appeal to the ronin's personal sense of honor. Perhaps work with the character's history. A ronin may dislike the thought of arbitrary control of others.

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You may wish to contact Sean O'Shea in the Elkhart/South Bend area as he is closer to your event. It is about a three hour drive for me to get out to Fort Wayne.

Also, you may want to start a thread on the event.

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You know that you are in trouble when ...

you see a player who is so bad that the rest of the table privately asks the GM if they can get a handicap like in a golf game. (We had one.)

the party for your table at a convention is a life oracle, a ninja, your diviner wizard who summons a lot, and a bard/sorcerer. (We lucked out when the bard/sorcerer charmed a major foe and we had a front line.)

Three players bring characters based on the Three Stooges.

The GM is running an adventure and discovers that a key encounter is missing from the print out. (Happened at a con for a non-Paizo ongoing campaign some years ago.)

You run into a player whose mage specializes in stinking cloud and other smell related spells -- and claims his poor hygiene is part of his roleplaying.

You have players who question the PvP rule as a detriment to them leveling.

the venue is so noisy that your party begins to communicate with hand gestures.

Your wizard has no idea of area of effect and the party is at ground zero for a fireball.

Your party's archer/enchantment mage dresses as his character -- whose costume is closer to Cupid than Robin Hood.

A player asks if he can become a henchman.

You have a party of grim characters and a new player arrives whose character concept is based off of Roger Rabbit.

The party has a player who believes that it is appropriate to test how tough his allies are by mentioning such entities at Cthulhu, Hastur and Pazuzzu.

The GM lets said entities show up.

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My own scheduel is up in the air, So, I can't answer yet.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

We will offer the following scenarios:

The Glass River Rescue, 5-01, for character levels of 1-5.
City of Strangers, Part II: The Twofold Demise,1-52, for characters of levels 1-7.

As a back up, we also will have Black Waters, 0-06, for characters of levels 1-5. (We had a light turnout over Labor Day weekend, so we only ran one adventure.)

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I would let PAX Know as well. I think that a strength of PFS is that you have venture officers who can address concerns.

Open gaming tables can vary greatly in quality. I hope that you find much better GMs in the future.

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I carry a backpack, three bags, and often a shoulder bag so I can bring my lap top.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

We will have the following scenarios:

From Under Ice, 6-18, for characters of levels 1-5.
City of Strangers,1-52, for characters of levels 1-7.

As a back up, we also will have Black Waters, 0-06, for characters of levels 1-5.

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Here in Northwest Indiana, we have had a few major changes. I am currently the organizer and we don't have a venture agent or other venture officer. (I am tempted to apply but I may have to relocate for work. I never make a commitment that I cannot keep.)

We changed our day of running PFS from Thursday nights to Saturday nights. So, we lost some GMs and players. We are rebuilding, and we still have two to three tables at Lightspeed Hobbies every two weeks.

We can all learn from each other, and I found a lot of good advice in this thread. I am already talking to a few players who are willing to GM. With any luck, we may be able to add another venue to the area.

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I have had characters bad mouth Venture Captains. Locally in Northwest Indiana, Drendle Drang is hated for his wake up calls.

At one event, I grumbled at the venture captain who sent us on a mission to accompany a caravan in the woods. It was the make up of the party, where my cleric of Iomedae was both the frontline fighter and the tracker.

I think that one thing that annoys players are scenarios where the Venture Captain is dismissive of the party.

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I would say no, as it would give some classes an advantage over others. Also, I joke that at times my experiences with Living City felt like Living Swap Meet as people wanted my wizard character to make things.

I am concerned that we would have self-buffing improving for a lot of characters, while some people would not benefit.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, August 20, 2016

We will have the following scenarios:

Portent's Peril, 8-01, for characters of levels 1-5.
Slave Pits of Absalom, 0-08, for characters of levels 1-5.
By Way of Bloodcove, 6-09, for characters of levels 3-7.

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I would oppose such a rule. It would likely lead to problems with players feeling that their builds are being punished. Also, I have seen powerfully built characters suffer from what Wei Ji the Learner just described -- being unable to hit. Last session, my wizard enlarged a fighter who could not hit for a major combat.

As a frequent GM, I have seen my dice run from hot to cold. Luck is part of the rules for players and GMs alike. As a GM, I presume that the NPCs are going to challenge most parties. However, sometimes the dice rolls favor one side of the table or another.

If there is a problem with a player, talk to a player. Using rules to deal with what can be a player issue can create more problems than they would likely solve.

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Tanis, thank you for all your hard work. Good luck as you pursue your nursing career.

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Godwrecker wrote:
Boo i did some looking and theres no one in maine that runs organized play

Maybe see if you can get to a nearby state, or see if a Venture Officer from a nearby state can help. The Grand Lodge of New England might help. Also, I used the page and was able to find on Facebook The Maine Pathfinder Society Lodge. They had some events recently.

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I like this proposal. First, it helps ties pre-gens closer to player characters. (So, if you have to play a pre-gen for an event, possibly you can use a boon from a faction card to help the party out.) Secondly, I don't think that it hurts game play at all.

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MisterSlanky wrote:

Again - if the primary intent of the change, as stated by those "in the know" was to remove the abuse of players playing Pregens in a way that negatively impacted the other players at the table, I fail to see how this change makes any impact to remedying that specific problem. Jerk players will continue to be jerk players.

So either:

a) That is not the real reason.

or

b) This was not well thought out.

I have my thoughts on which of the two it was.

I am trying to understand this change as well.

At Lightspeed Hobbies, where I GM and organize, most of the time someone plays a pregen is as a new player. Usually, we don't have someone register their characters on the spot, which this new rule seems to require.

I am mostly interested in how this impacts new players. (Caveat: I still have to sit down and read all of the new guide.) I worry that we may discourage new players.

As for jerks, I fear tht they will always be with us. Perhaps there can be a solution where a new player can keep a new player boon and apply it to a -2 character if the pregen dies.

I have no problem risking characters and consider risk and reward to be important. However, I worry about the risk of alienating potential new players.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, August 6, 2016

We will have the following scenarios:

Slave Pits of Absalom, 0-08, for character levels 1-5.
The Icebound Outpost, 3-19, for character levels 1-5.
The Horn of Aroden, 5-19, for character levels 1-5.

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I wish that I could be there, but I want to wish everyone at GenCon a great time!! Thanks for getting the new guide out!!!

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Well, I did not create the thread and the title may no longer be accurate. Maybe there should be a separate thread for Northeastern Indiana and your area, DicesMuse.

I am putting a schedule together for Saturday for Lightspeed Hobbies. So, for those who can't make GenCon, we would love to have you stop in for a game.

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Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana at 5 PM Central on Saturday, July 23. 2006

We will have the following scenarios:

Trial by Machine, 6-01, for characters of levels 1-5.

The Frostfur Captives, 3-01, for characters of levels 1-5.

Perils of the Pirate Pact, 0-17, for characters of levels 1-7.

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I see a lot of good will in this thread, despite disagreements.

It seems that there is some common agreement - we want to encourage more people to GM. (I joke that I GM so much in my area that my characters are often little more than accounting fictions.)

What would encourage more people to GM? If I really like a scenario or think it would work well with a group, I run it -- even if I get no character credit from doing so. (Sometimes a scenario is a lot of fun to run or fits in thematically with other scenarios.)

Perhaps each side in this debate can try to see the views of the other sides. I agree that abuse of boons can be a problem. However, I also see that sometimes an incentive can encourage good behavior. Perhaps we need to strike a balance between different proposals.

In the end, I think that we want to see PFS thrive as and organization where GMs AND players have fun. So, what would encourage more GMs and what would help make the campaign more fun, while avoiding problems that have plagued other organized play campaigns? (I sometimes jokingly called Living City by the name Living Swapmeet as one wizard I played who had crafting feats got asked to make a few things.)

As we express our opinions and explore options, lets assume that every one is coming to the discussion with a love for PFS and a desire to help it grow. Are there people who would abuse boons? Yes. However, let's assume that the people on this thread mean well and we may hit a few good solutions. I often find that I learn a lot from counterarguments, so let us give each other the benefit of the doubt.

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GM Eazy-Earl wrote:
Ferious Thune wrote:
I think it's in reference to the amount of time it takes to prep a table to run online. One of the reasons I haven't run online is that I haven't been able to put together the time to sit down and build a table with all the macros and dynamic lighting and things I know I'd need to do to make it right. I'm guessing the sentiment is that once a table is built, the GM could use it multiple times, but they aren't getting (chronicle) credit for doing so.
Here's another thought (again, only half-serious): What if we created a third separate campaign (in addition to the Society Roleplaying and Core campaigns) for online play. Doing so would increase both play and GM opportunities by a third. And, given the difficulties involved in setting up an initial run of a scenario, what if we allowed unlimited GM credit in that campaign only?

May I ask what it would be called and, more importantly, the rationale behind such a campaign? I understand the logic of having the Core campaign and the RPG campaign.

Add to the fact that Paizo will likely have an organized campaign for Starfinder, would we be asking the folks at Paizo to do too much by setting up yet another campaign?

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