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Pathfinder Society: Faction Journal Cards

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These Faction Journal Cards a great new way to contribute to your faction's goals while also being able to experience the fun of factions in any adventure—even sanctioned Modules and Adventure Paths. Included is a sheet with instructions for how to use the Faction Journal Cards and 7 total cards for all of the factions (Dark Archive, The Exchange, Grand Lodge, Liberty's Edge, Scarab Sages, Silver Crusade, and Sovereign Court). Each double-sided card includes a brief summary of the faction's aims, several unlockable rewards, and a wide variety of tasks the character can complete in adventures from any season of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.

Last Updated: 8/28/2017

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Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Chris Lambertz wrote:
This file has now been updated with the full sheet version of the Faction Journal Cards.

Awesome new! Thank you for offering both options.

Sovereign Court

Is is me or is the Dark Archive 4+ reward a bit powerful compared to the other factions'? It's basically a free trait.

Powerful rewards are fine, but the other factions should offer incentives of a similar level.

4+ goals reward:
MAGICAL TINKERER (4+ goals): You have a knack for analyzing and activating magic items. Use Magic Device is a class skill for you. Once per adventure, you can add a bonus equal to 5 + twice the number of goals you have completed to a Use Magic Device check. If your own skill bonus is higher, you instead gain a +2 bonus on that check.


Has anyone ever made a spreadsheet for GMs of which scenarios can cover which faction goals? Be nice to be aware of that ahead of time.


Darchive seems a little more powerful in general, really. Are there not as many PCs of that faction, prompting the leadership to give them better stuff? Or does it just happen to come out like that?

Dark Archive:

Spoiler:
One/scenario Iron Will (or equivalent) at minimum, trait + half-a-feat, and free scrolls. Yes, some of the goals are stuff you'll just randomly come across, but most you can guess at from the scenario descriptions.

Grand Lodge:

Spoiler:
Bonus on Knowledge checks vs. what the VC should have told you, minor bonus on SECOND saves vs. effects (not that common), and 3x free secondary success. The last one's nice, but considering you have to adventure in 8 different regions AND do some other really specific stuff, it pretty much needs to be.

Liberty's Edge:

Spoiler:
Once/scenario Diplomacy bonus, once/scenario (weak) SLA or bonus vs. hardness (situational), and roll-twice vs. certain effects. The 7-goal is nice, and most of the goals are straightforwards. Pretty good overall (except the goals giving in-game bonuses for out-of-game actions still bug me.)

Scarab Sages:

Spoiler:
Minor bonus on rerolls once/scenario, the same "don't bleed out quite so fast" we've had since the beginning, and "oops I died better retrain". No really good rewards, although the 7-goal is good for RP. It's got a couple goals that are basically random, though - specific foes? Specific foes doing a specific thing to you specifically? Plus the "play a different game altogether" goal. Pass.

Silver Crusade:

Spoiler:
Bonus when getting Remove Disease cast, once/scenario swift-action healing at no cost to you, and once/scenario minor DR to your buddies. Seems like the 4+ goal is the most useful here. Not sure how often that last goal comes up, but generally a pretty decent card.

Sovereign Court:

Spoiler:
Rewarding you for not training in the skills the faction wants you trained in is still weird, but "+4 on faction card goals and diplomacy vs. nobles" is pretty useful, and the 7+ reward is always nice to hand out. For the goals, blackmail seems to come up quite rarely, and the "dissuade an NPC" goal raises several questions when PCs actually start trying that on enemy combatants. It seems like this card is less useful and harder to fill than previous seasons (with the exception of that last Season 6 goal.)

The Exchange:

Spoiler:
Extra cash, a bonus if you invested in Craft/Profession (otherwise generally useless in PFS), and... a fairly minor party damage boost. Still has that "adventure in specific city and spend a chunk of money" goal, a goal that encourages chronicle-farming (which is officially discouraged), and a vague skill-check goal (what counts as a trade route opportunity?) Still seems like a weak card, but at least it's less focused on the Qadira side of the faction.


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I'm sure this question is covered elsewhere, but since I'm on the thread: do these faction cards apply to any scenarios played during "Season 9" (the real-world year) or only "Season 9" (# 9-xx) scenarios?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Any scenarios played in Season 9, not just Season 9 scenarios.

Once the season is over, you can continue to check goals so long as you had one checked by the end of the season.


ZenithTN wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks this layout is sub-optimal?

Please format this product:
Top of page: Faction Rewards.
Bottom of page: Faction check boxes. At your option, this section an be upside down.

This way I can kill HALF as many trees, printing one page, not two, when I desire to print a card for a character.

Thank you.

The full page layout is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Sovereign Court

I can't find any of the season 8 Faction cards. Are they still available?

I'd like to mark them down but Since I lost the soft copy I can't reprint mine.

Grand Lodge

nightdeath wrote:

I can't find any of the season 8 Faction cards. Are they still available?

I'd like to mark them down but Since I lost the soft copy I can't reprint mine.

You know you can't start a new Season 8 card, right? Are you saying you had a Season 8 card with some goals checked before August, but it was lost or destroyed?

Grand Lodge

nightdeath wrote:

I can't find any of the season 8 Faction cards. Are they still available?

I'd like to mark them down but Since I lost the soft copy I can't reprint mine.

The newest update removed the old seasons from the file. The previous version had all of them from season 6 to 9.

Grand Lodge

Point. They made the download quite weighty.


Not even 15MB, unzipped, for all the previous versions. I'd imagine most users can spare that much.

"Someone knocked something over and got the paperwork wet" is exactly the kind of situation the spares were needed for.

Grand Lodge

shaventalz wrote:

Not even 15MB, unzipped, for all the previous versions. I'd imagine most users can spare that much.

"Someone knocked something over and got the paperwork wet" is exactly the kind of situation the spares were needed for.

I just never delete stuff or put it on Cloud. Something happens to the old one, I just reprint it.

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