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Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The Confirmation (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for level 1-2.

Almost all Pathfinders undergo extensive training for three or more years to learn the tricks of the trade, and their last test before graduating from the ranks of the initiates to the status of a full Pathfinder agent is the Confirmation, a special research project that involves considerable fieldwork and is designed to simulate the initiates' future work as a Pathfinder. Even the noteworthy field commissioned agents sometimes participate in such trials as a way to familiarize themselves with the Pathfinder Society’s rules and expectations. Although Confirmation is typically an individual affair, the society recently discovered a site on the Isle of Kortos that would be perfect for initiates but perhaps too dangerous to handle alone. Successfully uncovering this site’s secrets will not only contribute to the society’s body of knowledge but shape the exciting careers ahead for each of the prospective agents.

Written by Kyle Baird.

This scenario is designed for play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play, but can easily be adapted for use with any world. This scenario is compliant with the Open Game License (OGL) and is suitable for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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****½ (based on 38 ratings)

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Solid introduction to Pathfinder Society format

****( )

Great adventure - ran it with 6 1st level heroes at our local game shop. It was my first time running a Pathfinder Society game, and The Confirmation was a solid 4 hour session. The players enjoyed it, there are a moderate variety of challenges, and the PCs get to meet and befriend a great NPC (hopefully we'll see more recurring NPC characters so that Chronicle Boons can be used!)

All in all an enjoyable session. Combat is probably a 4/10 for difficulty, which is A-OK. One important note, keep in mind this is an introductory adventure for a lot of new players, so if you've got to fudge the dice to avoid killing PCs, please do it - I remember reading that when new players lose their characters at a low level, they never return to RPG games, and write off the whole domain as 'not something they enjoy'.

A great introduction, but flawed as an evergreen

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Roughly 18 months after I played my first PFS-scenario, I got to play this evergreen for the first time. I feel like an actual Pathfinder now, which is strange given the time it took me to get round to this. Looking back, I neither like nor dislike the scenario.

For a new player, it's a great scenario. You get to learn what a typical scenario would be like and it's pretty straightforward. It's a good introduction and it seems to be easy to prepare and run for a GM as well. For a more experienced player, it's a bit unfortunate that it lacks a story a little. You get various small arcs that create a story together, but it feels a bit like a patchwork of things.

Furthermore I have to say that having the BBEG fight potentially at the start – which is something my characters would opt for every single time as you don't leave a friend behind – it makes the rest of the encounters feel like a 'is that all?' kind of thing. It's a little disappointing in that sense, giving the whole a scenario an anticlimactic vibe.

My last issue is that I just can't see it be fun as an evergreen. It's too straightforward and lacks variety to simply play and appreciate it again. I'm sure the creatures will change, but if that's the only thing that will be different, it's just not enough for me personally. The only two reasons I can think of that would make me want to play it again, would be the boons on the chronicle or if I'd make it a legal table for others to enjoy. It's a good and enjoyable scenario, but not really worth repeating. As it's an evergreen, I feel obliged to lower my final rating by one star, leaving it with 3 out of 5 stars.

Great Intro

****( )

Excellent intro scenario for PFS, and Janira is an awesome NPC. This would be a solid 5 star scenario if it:

1) Didn't rely upon one flip-mat that is no longer in print, and secondly have gigantic custom maps to draw/print. This is a standard intro scenario and the necessary resources to play it should have been easy.

2) Either this or the Wounded Wisp should get a quick edit to fix the simple dependency between the two.

Good intro, but a little pale

****( )

Mixed with combats and investigation, as well as lovely Janira. Easy to play and run, that's why I recommended.

But the lack of storyline drops it out of 5 stars. An Aroden ruin should be much cooler but it doesn't show in the module. For veteran players, it's not as interesting as the Wounded Wisp.

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