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Some advice on the ratings of the Scenarios


Scenario Submission Talk


So my friend and I are both into gaming he is a worship pastor at the church that my wife is a youth pastor at. We have some kids in the youth group who need another connection to keep coming back to church so PFS for youth groupers(5th-12thgr) is born. Yes, of course Jesus saves and takes half damage, amen. My question is I need to run the scenarios that are Pg or at most Pg-13, and pretty definitely 3hrs in length. I don't want them to be lame, so yeah any Suggestions?

Qadira *****

gnomewizard wrote:
So my friend and I are both into gaming he is a worship pastor at the church that my wife is a youth pastor at. We have some kids in the youth group who need another connection to keep coming back to church so PFS for youth groupers(5th-12thgr) is born. Yes, of course Jesus saves and takes half damage, amen. My question is I need to run the scenarios that are Pg or at most Pg-13, and pretty definitely 3hrs in length. I don't want them to be lame, so yeah any Suggestions?

For your plan to succeed the scenarios you run do not need to be official. Eliminate the faction missions, or just get rid of the objectional ones. Have everyone play Andoran. Heck, make up your own "Christian" faction (from Mendev) and write faction missions that reinforce Christian values. Since you will not be running official PFS scenarios, you can tone down the violence to an acceptable level with some editing. There's usually an optional combat that you can drop in the Season One scenarios so you can shorten their length.

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Pathfinder Society shoots for PG-13, in so far as a rating is concerned.

Qadira **

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

I've found that when GM'ing with a young person in the group you can "clean up" almost any scenario by giving blander descriptions of what they see. As a fellow believer in Christ I try to keep the gore to a minimum, but you also have to remember, you are playing a fantasy game and that part of what they are playing is them bashing, piercing, slicing, and hacking up the BBEG. If there is something in boxed text or something they come across that is described as too graphic, just change it around a little. The best example I can think of at the moment is in "Rise of the Rune Lords". There is a scene where a father's face is half eaten by a goblin when the PC's pull his limp body out of a hole. You can simply change the description to the PC's pulling his limp body out of the hole, you don't have to mention the half eaten face.
The main objective here is to have fun, fun, fun and play, play, play.
They have probably seen plenty of action movies and have in their own minds how the scene is being played out. I'm not saying you need to give graphic details of how they managed to slice the head off the BBEG with that critical hit, but you can still give them something to imagine.
"With the final blow you find a weak spot in his armor as your sword digs deep into his side. He takes his last breath and falls at your feet."


Thank you all very much i truly appreciate your input. I think i will get rid of the faction missions, but keep the factions and give different awards maybe similar to what they do in mouseguard.


hey shieldknight do i know you?" do you live here in SD?

Qadira **

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber
gnomewizard wrote:
hey shieldknight do i know you?" do you live here in SD?

Why, yes I do. Do you live in SF?

email:
shieldknight01 at yahoo dot com


Shieldknight wrote:
gnomewizard wrote:
hey shieldknight do i know you?" do you live here in SD?

Why, yes I do. Do you live in SF?

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I have even dm'd pfs for you...at chads house. lousy job i might add, but yeah i did.

Andoran *

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Doug Miles wrote:
gnomewizard wrote:
So my friend and I are both into gaming he is a worship pastor at the church that my wife is a youth pastor at. We have some kids in the youth group who need another connection to keep coming back to church so PFS for youth groupers(5th-12thgr) is born. Yes, of course Jesus saves and takes half damage, amen. My question is I need to run the scenarios that are Pg or at most Pg-13, and pretty definitely 3hrs in length. I don't want them to be lame, so yeah any Suggestions?
For your plan to succeed the scenarios you run do not need to be official. Eliminate the faction missions, or just get rid of the objectional ones. Have everyone play Andoran. Heck, make up your own "Christian" faction (from Mendev) and write faction missions that reinforce Christian values. Since you will not be running official PFS scenarios, you can tone down the violence to an acceptable level with some editing. There's usually an optional combat that you can drop in the Season One scenarios so you can shorten their length.

I love this idea of a Christian faction with faction missions that teach Christian values. Even though I am not a Christian I can appreciate this excellent use of the PFRPG to teach good values to kids. Thanks for the idea.

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