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Walter Sheppard wrote:
GM Lamplighter wrote:
Any retraining needs to be recorded on your Chronicle. If you can't find the original GM, talk to your event coordinator or local Venture Officer.
No real need to track down the GM or a VO. Just wait til you get to the next table you're playing the character at, inform them of the retraining that was done since the last chronicle was issued, and ask them to list it on the one they will be issuing you.
I understand the frustration, and Im not trying to make excuses. Im just informing you, in case you were unaware.
I believe Tonya is en route to PaizoCon UK now and might possibly be going straight from there to Gencon? Or maybe back just shortly at the office before heading to Indy?
So this might end up in the back seat til Gencon winds down. :/
My PFS Lavode De'Morcaine wrote:
I'd be surprised if it didn't.
I was mostly responding to the 'Were there any others' part, though.
I wonder if the gimmick just got old, or if someone had a talk with him.
Not sure. I had informed my wife and a mutual friend of his and mine of my intention (as the three of us were the primary GMs for the region at the time), so one of them might have mentioned it to him. TBH, I may have scolded his character as one of the VCs before then. Don't remember if that happened or not. :P
In addition to thinking its fine for both characters and players to have a problem with the in-game leadership and how they handle things, I also think it's fine for the leadership to appropriately respond to that criticism.
A couple years back, one of our regular players made a character who he decided hated the Society and just took the job for the money. He would mouth off during every briefing about how the Society was stupid, how the VC was useless, etc. It got quite annoying. He had played the character through several scenarios doing this, and I then decided I would keep a list of the scenarios in which I was personally aware that he had done this, and which VCs were assigning him on missions in those. He would get a couple strikes on each of those VCs, and after that, if he sat down to the table for a mission in which a VC with whom he had struck out was sending the players on the mission, they would inform him that he would need to find a new VC to work under, cause they wouldn't have him.
Example: He keeps being a jerk to Sheila, then anytime I ran a scenario where Sheila is the VC, I would tell him that Sheila refuses to send that character. Pick a new character or another scenario to sit at. Basically in-game consequences for his in-game actions.
It never got to that point as I think he stopped playing the character so antagonistically, but I felt it was a just decision at the time.
To address the main problem VCs...
Shiela Heidmarch is the kind of boss that her employees would be requesting transfers from her lodge or straight up quitting to the point where somebody would need to have a word with her about driving people off or the number of agents she was getting killed.
Canayvan Heidmarch feels like he got a promotion cause he's Sheila's husband and otherwise they wouldn't have promoted him.
Drandle Dreng is more of a sad case than someone to have contempt for. IRL comparison, he's probably that higher up employee who has started show his age. He's becoming more forgetful, he's taking more personal time off due to his health (he cant even finish the briefing in one scenario, and then he was completely gone for more than a year), hes waking employees up at unnecessary times, and doing questionable things in general (don't get me started on Wounded Wisp). Basically, he likely was once a very valuable employee, and sometimes still is just cause of the amount of experience he has, but he's quickly reaching a point where he will become a liability to the Society opposed to asset.
Bahb Jonquet is a real jerk sometimes. And he's bald! And....Oh, this is only supposed to be about in-game VCs? Uh...oops...
Osprey is fine except for that one scenario where he sends you on the mission to find the macguffin, then shows up at the end, takes it from you, and flies off in bird form, leaving you a LONG way from home. -_-
My PFS Lavode De'Morcaine wrote:
Personally, I would count scenarios which feature people specifically targeting VCs or other prominent members of the Society or ones where members of the society have gone bad.
jon dehning wrote:
With you at one end and me at the other (as Im sure this is a duty I'll get roped into anyway lol), I think we can get everybody.
If not, then Mike Bramnik might be a good person to ask for assistance. I've never heard him yell, but he's at least a head taller then me, I think, so he's got the height advantage going for him, making him more noticeable.
Tonya Woldridge wrote:
Might I suggest that the people who are doing crowd control in the hallway before the doors open (or however that is being done this year) advise people that don't remember which tier they signed up for to either look it up on the Gencon site or make a quick trip downstairs to the ticket people to have them check. Either way it shouldn't take 5 mins.
Hopefully most people showing up will know what they signed up for since they likely have some specific character they want to play, and that could take care of a large group of the rest.
Justin McNeely wrote:
Sent to you again, Bob, but since this is response number three at this point, can this message act as my response?
I wouldn't count on it, though I just sent him a FB message telling him you posted here about this, in case he misses the email again (which I assume you did send, based on your post).
Risen Demon wrote:
I would suggest still contacting them, yes. I used to be on that list and lived an hour or so from the main shop I coordinated at. Even if they don't coordinate anything near you, they might know who to point you towards. :)
PFS 00-01: The Silent Tide
PFS 01-46 Eyes of the Ten, Part 1: Requiem for the Red Raven
PFS 02-21 The Dalsine Affair
PFS 03-02 Sewer Dragons of Absalom
PFS 04-11 The Disappeared
PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue/ 05-14 Day of the Demon
PFS 06-07 Valley of the Veiled Flame
PFS 07-17 Thralls of the Shattered God
So I want to make sure Im understanding a few things correctly that are included in the rules, cause they are a bit different than previous years, iirc.
These aren't spoilers for the scenario itself, but in the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone, Im spoiling the questions. Please spoil your answers.
1. Using these pregens only for the mod? So if someone does have a goblin PC that's still 1-2 they cant play it in this? I believe in all previous instances it was allowed. Either that or the scenario itself allows it (which this one does, too, but that's not the point) and I just mistakenly allowed it anyway. If that is the case I assume its cause the pregens are all npc classes and a PC class would outshine them, which is understandable.
2. The chronicle doesn't seem to grant a conditional second PP for playing the thing ON Free RPG Day 2016 like the past couple have. I assume this was intentional, considering the boon (which I LOVE, btw. It's hilarious and awesome).
3. Assuming 2 is correct, then while I applaud the efforts for the reduced amount to Raise the character is the pregen should die, it falls short of actually mattering for those most likely to die, the brand new player, as they wont have the ability to have earned 2 PP to use for the Raise...
Am I missing anything here?
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
For the last 3 years in the Marriott my room had a fridge in it each time. An empty one to store stuff.
Also, for those wondering about food, if nothing else there is a vendor for the convention center literally right outside the Sagamore. If you walk out of the straight straight forward from the stage (or where it has been and I assume will continue to be) it'll be on your left in the hallway.
Occasionally visited by celebrities (I saw Wil Wheaton there once).
If you mean you saw Wil Wheaton there and it was during Gencon, its cause he goes to Gencon. But apparently he considers it a pretty crass if you come up and gush at him while he's there. He is just attending the con like any other gamer and doesn't want to be treated special just cause he's him.
I walked by him in the dealer hall a couple years ago and almost made the mistake of being like 'Hey dude, Tabletop is awesome.', but remembered at the last second. :P
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Things I would like to see:
~Links to PFS-related blog posts
William Ronald wrote:
Companies do try out rules sets.
1. I fully believe that the alternate rules presented in Pathfinder Unchained is a test of possible new rules for an eventual Pathfinder 2.0. They wanted to see player reaction to those before deciding if they are something theyd want to incorporate into a new edition.
2. I do NOT think Starfinder is Pathfinder 2.0, as its backwards compatible with existing Pathfinder rules.
I wont force you to roleplay, but if youre gonna make rolls, its likely that I will ask you what you are saying. Im not the most eloquently worded person myself, so if youre more comfortable giving me something like "I ask him about the missing dagger." instead of "Sir, I was wondering what information you might have about the missing dagger?" then you'll get no flack from me for it. I just want something more than "Diplomacy! 20! Yes!" :P
Unless something has changed, you can already use your GM star replays to get a second GM credit for a scenario.
I see quite a lot of Kitsune and almost none of the rest.
I'm the only person I know with a Wayang character, and it's a Witch that is a birthday party clown as his day job.
That one kid at every party who's afraid of clowns? That's the kid who beat the save to see through the Hat of Disguise. ;)
Da Wander wrote:
Perhaps he cast it on a glove? or a piece of jewelry? or ... something? I have mine cast on a tongue ring... so when I smile flames sparkle between...
This was going to be my suggestion, too. If he cast it on the glove, you could wear the glove all the time and take it off when you need to make use of darkness, instead of the spell being cast on your hand and putting the glove on for darkness.
Alternatively, a ring? Burnt out ioun stone and then implant it?
If the party got the BBEG and ran away without even attempting a fight, I would:
1. Make sure to mark any and all items they hadn't earned off of the sheet.
They still get full exp/PP/Fame.
Until there are actual goals released for modules and APs, they technically exist outside of of the Society, so the Society itself doesn't have way of gauging whether or not you did the best thing. You still get experience cause you did some adventuring, and you still get Fame/PP cause the Society does recognize that you did something noteworthy, but they cant penalize you for something you did in your downtime.
I like to think of them as 'extended Day Jobs'. Sort of. :p
You aren't compelled to buy an updated item.
Splat books don't get updates, so your version is a perfectly fine source, even if the item gets updated in another book. If you still want a Jingasa or another updated item and your source is the originally-worded splatbook, you may want to go online and print the newer wording from there, just so you have the current wording with you, but there will be no need to rebuy the book as it isn't updated.
As for the hardbound books, the ones that do get updates, just print out the changelog and stick the papers inside the front cover of the book. No repurchase required.
Also, if you have the PDF of the hardbound books, those DO get updated, and the new version is then put into your downloads for free. You don't have to rebuy it just cause it gets updated.
Hope that helps! :)
I don't mind the nerf itself, I just think it was nerfed into the 'I probably wont ever buy one of these' range. Changing from Luck to Deflection is huge, IMO.
Im actually more annoyed that I need to go back and figure out how many, if any, of my characters have any of these things so I know what I want/need to sell back. :P
Im that guy.
I ran Eyes of the Ten last year and was going to have 2 gunslingers. Apparently neither of them had been tracking ammo for awhile. I did some math and told them to spend 3000 and 5000 respectively based on my math (which they agreed was a reasonable number of shots per scenario over the career of the character) and that would catch them up to date. Anything else theyd need for Eyes and beyond, theyd still need to purchase.
Arrows may be cheaper, but its a necessary expense.