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Any Advice for A Newcomer?


Scenario Submission Talk


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I've been playing D&D ever since I was 10 and started GMing just after I got to high school. Last year, I discovered Paizo Publishings was immediately impressed by the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting. After the long-running Open Call was announced a week or two ago, I decided to give a shot at writing a Scenario.
However, there are some things I'm still uncertain about. Do I absolutely *need* to have faction missions in each scenario? I'm a cheap-scape and only bought 1 scenario PDF to look at the style, so I don't know if faction missions are included in each.
Also, are there only the five factions of Andoran, Cheliax, Osirion, Qadira, and Taldan? Or are there other factions too (like Kyonin, for example?)
How big of a part should faction missions play into the game? Should they be little things that might be easily missed, or can they play a larger role in the story (for example, beating an extra challenge might reveal a bit more of the story and also satisfy a faction mission requirement)?
If anyone else has any good advise for writing for the Pathfinder Society, I'd be glad to hear it.

Thanks,
AJO

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My first piece of advice is to download this and read it as it answers all of your initial questions.

Paizo Employee ** Developer

My primary advice, in addition to what Josh suggested above, is to play, run, or read as many Pathfinder Society scenarios as you can. It's easy to make a clone of something when you look at one example, but unless you get a good grip on the common threads present in all scenarios, you're not going to know what *needs* to be included in yours. When you do get around to writing a proposal, I also recommend double checking to make sure you haven't left words out in the middle of sentences or use the correct versions of homophones and/or idioms which may appear in your writeup.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks. Unfortunately I don't think there are any PFS games in the area, but I kind of understand what the Society does thanks to the Seeker of Secrets book. I'll try looking through some more scenarios, though.

Thanks again for the advice.

Qadira *****

Kaushal Avan Spellfire wrote:
Thanks. Unfortunately I don't think there are any PFS games in the area, but I kind of understand what the Society does thanks to the Seeker of Secrets book. I'll try looking through some more scenarios, though.

Online play is great if you are in a remote area!

JP

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