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Monetary rewards in PFS scenarios


Scenario Submission Talk

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

I cannot see a direct relation between the items found in the various acts of scenarios and the monetary rewards they offer.

How are these rewards calculated or is it just a guestimate of what would be appropiate for PCs to gain for an encounter?

Andoran *

They're based off the expected Wealth By Level of that sub-tier.

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Austin Morgan wrote:
They're based off the expected Wealth By Level of that sub-tier.

So in relation to the individual encounters it is a bit arbitrary!?

In so far as table 12-5 is used, what advancement track is used for PFS? Slow, medium or fast?

Grand Lodge **

The Grandfather wrote:
Austin Morgan wrote:
They're based off the expected Wealth By Level of that sub-tier.

So in relation to the individual encounters it is a bit arbitrary!?

In so far as table 12-5 is used, what advancement track is used for PFS? Slow, medium or fast?

Quick and dirty math I came out with fast for a tier 1-2 that I looked at.

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The rewards are calculated just as they would be in a regular PFRPF game, but it assumes 6 players always instead of however many people show and play.

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Joshua J. Frost wrote:
The rewards are calculated just as they would be in a regular PFRPF game, but it assumes 6 players always instead of however many people show and play.

OK. and what progression rate is used?

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The same as in PRPG for wealthy by level.

These assumptions can be offset by character death, incomplete scenarios, missing encounters, skipping encounters, tiering down, and so on but are generally spot on. When you figure in the day job roll and the expenditure of PA, it's more than balanced to the wealth-by-level table.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
Joshua J. Frost wrote:

The same as in PRPG for wealthy by level.

These assumptions can be offset by character death, incomplete scenarios, missing encounters, skipping encounters, tiering down, and so on but are generally spot on. When you figure in the day job roll and the expenditure of PA, it's more than balanced to the wealth-by-level table.

Are we talking about table 12-5 of the PRPG now? As I understand it it has a fast, medium and slow track, just as the level advancement table has. If it is 12-5 that is used for PFS scenarios then whicj progression speed is used?

Or do you, Joshua, set rewards for submitted scenarios?

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There is a spreadsheet used to calculate wealth earned per encounter and then total all of that up for the entire adventure. It also provides a range of the target wealth a scenario should provide for each given tier. My best suggestion would be to look at existing Season 1 scenarios and try to hit close to the wealth earned in those. You'll notice they usually provide a very similar amount per adventure.

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The spreadsheet Mark is talking about is based on table 12-4.

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yoda8myhead wrote:
There is a spreadsheet used to calculate wealth earned per encounter ...

Can you provide a link?

Are rewards based on actual loot found in the encouter (i.e. sale value of armors, weapons, jewelry, magic, etc) or is it purely an abstraction based on the balues of table 12-4?

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The spreadsheet is for the designers and is covered by NDA.

The rewards are based on actual loot found in the encounter. It is not an abstraction.

The exceptions are Pathfinder Society specials.

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