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Is Wyoming PFS really possible?


Pathfinder Society Grand Lodge

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"Lone Wolf" here, way out in Wyoming as far from VCs, VLs, and regional lodges as is possible in the lower 48.

On Monday, a new FLGS opened up directly across the street from my office in the center of town (Lander, WY).

http://windrivergames.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wind-River-Game-Hobby/261680277249720

Not sure if they are keen to host PFS, but I'm sure ready support them if they can pull in the players!

Is it really possible that there will be a local gaming presence in my town? I must be dreaming.

Cheers, Eelario

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Feel free to stop in and see if they have a "Looking for Players" board. Even if they don't want to host a PFS game, you can always run them at another location like someone's home. So, if you in any way can gather up enough willing people, you can get a PFS game going!

Good luck to you!

Paizo Employee ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

I know our Ft Collins VL handles Cheyenne. It is still a good drive from Lander but at least you know PFS is starting to gain traction in the Cowboy state.

Coincidentally, in my first drive from Georgia to Seattle when I was hired, I spent a few hours in Lander eating lunch, refueling, and looking for a gaming store. Glad to hear there is going to be one there now.

Sczarni *** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

New stores want bodies in the doors... as long as they have gaming space I'd say approach them about it. If you can get 1-2 friends, you only need 1 more for a valid table. That's what I did 2 weekends ago at a local games store in CT. Then spread the word.... I would suggest asking the store to make a Facebook event, and then you share it to any of the local gaming groups Facebook pages (not sure whats around there, but if there are nearby colleges, you could shoot an email to their 'clubs and groups' staff person to see if they have a gaming(or otherwise appropriate) group. I've seen College gaming clubs called 'gaming club' 'fantasy games club', "ancient wargames club" and 'simulyst club' among others... so it might not always be easy to pick out from a web site. If they have one, shoot an email to that club and/or post on their Facebook page.

Edit: looks like they already responded to your question on facebook too.. Looks like you have a pretty good start there in the F part of FLGS :)

Shadow Lodge ****

I'll be spending a night in WY on my way home to California. No where near you unfortunately.

Qadira *

One upon a time there used to be a comic store in Riverton, Wy called Dragon's Tail, they were around when 3rd edition first came. In fact that is where I bought my first player's handbook for 3rd.

But I will tell you this Eelario, if I was up in Lander I would gladly play, since that is were most of my family lives. So good luck. Maybe the next time I come up and visit, I might be able to play some PFS.

Qadira ***

Eelario wrote:

Is it really possible that there will be a local gaming presence in my town? I must be dreaming.

Cheers, Eelario

Eelario, I hope it happens. And if it doesn't happen, I believe you can make it happen.

You rock and you have my support despite the fact that you have Pirates promising raids on your "Wyoming" (if that *is* a real place) soon.

-Pain

Grand Lodge ****

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Eelario wrote:

Is it really possible that there will be a local gaming presence in my town? I must be dreaming.

Cheers, Eelario

You are the very first GM on my Player Sessions List, so, in a way, you've already made PFS happen in two different cities over the last year and a half. What's one more?

I know CA is a long way away, but if there's anything I can do from here, let me know.

Shadow Lodge ***

You know, much of our PFS was set up before we had a VC/VL and most of it is done without them saying a word. If you go into a store, talk to the owners, reserve a night, advertise it, it can happen.

Basically, if you're out there, don't worry about your lack of an officer. Just do it.

PS. I think I'm the one who derailed your post on the RMpathfinder boards by suggesting road trips. It might make sense for some of us in Colorado or Idaho to visit you or vice versa.

Like I said, the weirdest place I've played PF is Chaco Canyon, NM. I'd love to beat that.

Qadira *****

Eelario,
I am JP Chapleau, the Colorado VC.
As Kerney stated, "doing it yourself" is what really matters more than having someone run things for you. I've been taking a very hands-off approach (or is it an invisible hand???) in the Front Range and players are responding, organizing things and running games. I support them whenever and however I can.
I am more than willing to help you set up PFS in WY. If you have any questions, seek advice, contact me directly (jp@Chapleau.us). Though everything that has been mentioned on this
It has been mentioned that the Ft Collins VL (Bryan Critchfield) is looking to set up events in Cheyenne, we'd rather work through local players to set up the game.
Kerney did plug the RMPathfinder Yahoogroup. I would also recommend you try to attend our two biggest yearly events in Denver: Genghis Con(President's day w/e) and Tacticon (Labor Day w/e). You'll get to enjoy up to 9 slots of PFS goodness! (though there are other great games too).

JP

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Thanks for all the feedback and advice, folks. We're slowly moving forward and should have a game running sometime in the next month. Woohoo!

Mike Brock: Store owner (Richard Winn) indicated in conversation today that he's having trouble getting setup as a retailer for Pathfinder. In particular, so he can get some promotional materials to put up in his store (he has nothing right now, that I've seen). He also shared that he has Paizo / Pathfinder product on order from his game distributor, but having product on the shelves is only a baby step toward promoting the game and/or PFS.

Can you share some insights about how he should be pursuing these things? Should he contact you directly?

You an also contact him at:
Wind River Game and Hobby
Phone: (307) 335-4292
Email: info@windrivergames.com

Paizo Employee ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

Eelario wrote:

Thanks for all the feedback and advice, folks. We're slowly moving forward and should have a game running sometime in the next month. Woohoo!

Mike Brock: Store owner (Richard Winn) indicated in conversation today that he's having trouble getting setup as a retailer for Pathfinder. In particular, so he can get some promotional materials to put up in his store (he has nothing right now, that I've seen). He also shared that he has Paizo / Pathfinder product on order from his game distributor, but having product on the shelves is only a baby step toward promoting the game and/or PFS.

Can you share some insights about how he should be pursuing these things? Should he contact you directly?

You an also contact him at:
Wind River Game and Hobby
Phone: (307) 335-4292
Email: info@windrivergames.com

Yes. Have him email me directly and I will get him squared away.

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UPDATE:

Wyoming PFS is alive and kicking. Game 1 was on Free RPG day last weekend and was a blast. Players wanted us to continue with play every week! Since I'm the only GM at this stage, I opted for the more sane every 2 weeks. AND, I already have two players who are keen to get behind the GM screen once they've had some playing time.

Warhorn

Paizo store page

Everyone is welcome if they are in the vicinity!

Cheers! Eelario

Lantern Lodge ***

This is the kind of thing I like to hear about!

We had a game store here in Tampa that didn't yet realize what potential it held for Pathfinder, so I asked if I could do a demo there. That demo turned out almost 20 people and the store decided to pick up Paizo's line. I am glad to hear that I wasn't alone in my voyage to spread the Gospel of Paizo.

+1 to you Eelario! Keep up the good work. I may be in Florida, but if there's any questions I can help you answer, please feel free to email me as well. Just keep doing what you're doing!

Qadira ***

Eelario wrote:

UPDATE:

Wyoming PFS is alive and kicking. Game 1 was on Free RPG day last weekend and was a blast. Players wanted us to continue with play every week! Since I'm the only GM at this stage, I opted for the more sane every 2 weeks. AND, I already have two players who are keen to get behind the GM screen once they've had some playing time.

Warhorn

Paizo store page

Everyone is welcome if they are in the vicinity!

Cheers! Eelario

Eelario, you rockify.

-Pain

Grand Lodge ****

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I never had any doubts.

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