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Welcome to new Venture-Captain of Finland!


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Paizo Employee ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

I wanted to take a minute to welcome aboard the new Venture-Captain assigned to Finland. I will let Jukka Särkijärvi introduce himself, advise about wesbites he uses to coordinate in his area, and any other information he wishes to share.

Welcome to the team Jukka!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Jukka, on behalf of the authors, I welcome you! Thanks for stepping up and helping to make PFS an international hit!

Shadow Lodge ****

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Welcome to the team!

Andoran *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Welcome Jukka!

Qadira ***

Wait, wut? Finland is a real place?!?

I thought it was made up, like Canadia, Rahadoum, Seattle, or Osirion.

Well, anyway...congrats, Jukka.

-Pain

Cheliax ***** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Finland, Finland, Finland, that's the country for me!

Schlip Schlap!

Andoran *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Painlord wrote:

Wait, wut? Finland is a real place?!?

I thought it was made up, like Canadia, Rahadoum, Seattle, or Osirion.

Well, anyway...congrats, Jukka.

-Pain

Of all those, I think only Canada is fictional, I think the rest are real...

;)

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

He said Canadia, not Canada. Canadia is definitely real, it's only about an hour south east of me.

Oh yeah, go Finland!

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, Croatia & Slovenia aka shadowcat

One more for Europe! Huzzah! :D

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Good evening! Thank you for you warm welcome, I'm glad to be part of the team!

I've been running PFS in Finland ever since the campaign kicked off - the core of our group carried over from Living Greyhawk, more or less. I'm not the only active GM around and I'm not even the most active GM around, but I do hold the distinction of having the first ever dead PC in Finland.

The Finnish PFS scene is small but active, and we're looking to expand. Thus far, we've got Helsinki, Espoo and Tampere covered and are looking for ways to reach the gaming scenes in Jyväskylä, Turku and Oulu. If you're running Pathfinder Society in these cities (or anywhere else in Finland, for that matter!), I'd be interested in hearing from you.

We have a strong presence in the larger conventions, Ropecon and Tracon - indeed, I'm the tabletop RPG admin at Ropecon, and my fellow PFS veteran Deussu is my counterpart at Tracon. We're working on reaching the smaller conventions of Maracon, Conklaavi and Levels.

We have an active forum (in Finnish) at http://pelilauta.fi/index.php/board,9.0.html and a campaign wiki at http://mekanismi.sange.fi/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/PathfinderSociety/PathfinderSoc iety

The latter is used to hold character sheets (http://mekanismi.sange.fi/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/PathfinderSociety/Hahmot) and information on who's played which scenarios (http://mekanismi.sange.fi/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/PathfinderSociety/Pelitaulukko S01), among other things. It also holds introductory information for new players.

We use the forum and the wiki to coordinate and keep track of games. To this end, most of the content is in our strange moon-language. Sorry, foreigners. You can probably figure out the character sheets, though.

So, thanks. I've got a number of ideas on how to proceed from here, regarding university gaming clubs, libraries and the few game stores with actual play space, but I'm all ears for questions and suggestions.

Silver Crusade ****

Did anyone else read that in a creepy elder vampire voice?

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Washington—Seattle aka Big Kyle

Daniel Luckett wrote:
Did anyone else read that in a creepy elder vampire voice?

...no. I could swear I heard a chicken running for it's life however...

WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Shadow Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Daniel Luckett wrote:
Did anyone else read that in a creepy elder vampire voice?

For some reason I was reading it with a Russian accent.

Cheliax *

Yaay, finally we can get those lovely conventions boons little bit cheaper that before :P

Congrats Jukka for "getting" the title of VC! ;)

-just a fellow finlander


Hmm. Is the Finnish venture-captain going to make it to PaizoCon UK this year to meet with other European venture-captains and have his brains sucked out by Mr. Richard Pett?
PS
Congratulations on the appointment...

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Hmm. Is the Finnish venture-captain going to make it to PaizoCon UK this year to meet with other European venture-captains and have his brains sucked out by Mr. Richard Pett?

PS
Congratulations on the appointment...

Unfortunately, no. It's at the same time as Finncon 2012, a local science fiction convention that has engaged my services as someone who knows which end of the microphone to talk to and serves as a small but important source of study credit for me.

Since I actually have vacation, my summers tend to be frightfully busy, but I'll see what I can do next year. I would be honoured to have my brain sucked out by Mr Pett.

Qadira *** Venture-Captain, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Thorkull

Welcome aboard, Jukka! How are thing up with the Linnorms?

Qadira ***** Venture-Captain, England—Cambridge aka Wintergreen

Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Hmm. Is the Finnish venture-captain going to make it to PaizoCon UK this year to meet with other European venture-captains and have his brains sucked out by Mr. Richard Pett?

PS
Congratulations on the appointment...

Unfortunately, no. It's at the same time as Finncon 2012, a local science fiction convention that has engaged my services as someone who knows which end of the microphone to talk to and serves as a small but important source of study credit for me.

Since I actually have vacation, my summers tend to be frightfully busy, but I'll see what I can do next year. I would be honoured to have my brain sucked out by Mr Pett.

Welcome Jukka and congratulations on joining the 'European Elite'!

There's a place reserved for you at PaizoCon UK for next year.

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Jonathan Cary wrote:
Welcome aboard, Jukka! How are thing up with the Linnorms?

They're picking up. Playing a game today, actually.

Seasons 1 and 2 were a bit quiet here, but when we had Erik Mona as the Guest of Honour at Ropecon 2011, I decided to wake things up. I think we have around 40-ish more or less active players spread around Helsinki, Espoo and Tampere, where I'm based. A Venture-Lieutenant will be appointed for the Helsinki region once we get the details straightened out.

Shadow Lodge *

Well snog me sideways and call me a snip, Särkijärvi got promoted! Congrats!

This doesn't mean you get to boss me around outside game sessions, right?

Right?

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Muser wrote:

Well snog me sideways and call me a snip, Särkijärvi got promoted! Congrats!

This doesn't mean you get to boss me around outside game sessions, right?

Right?

It goes the other way around. Considering the bewildering variety of circumstances where you've failed to say 'no' and ended up as my subordinate, game sessions are pretty much the only place where I don't get to boss you around.

Contributor

David Harrison wrote:
Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Hmm. Is the Finnish venture-captain going to make it to PaizoCon UK this year to meet with other European venture-captains and have his brains sucked out by Mr. Richard Pett?

PS
Congratulations on the appointment...

Unfortunately, no. It's at the same time as Finncon 2012, a local science fiction convention that has engaged my services as someone who knows which end of the microphone to talk to and serves as a small but important source of study credit for me.

Since I actually have vacation, my summers tend to be frightfully busy, but I'll see what I can do next year. I would be honoured to have my brain sucked out by Mr Pett.

Welcome Jukka and congratulations on joining the 'European Elite'!

There's a place reserved for you at PaizoCon UK for next year.

Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.

Damn, I knew it was too good to be true. Is it the "horribly" or the "all" part that was exaggerated?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

Jukka,

I was thrilled to learn of the appointment this afternoon! I am so pleased that Pathfinder will have such an able representative in Finland. My visit last year was enormously special to me, and it's important to me that the game have a warm home there. I am absolutely certain we have the right person to make that happen!

Paizo Employee ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

Richard Pett wrote:


Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.

So the team of bodyguards I was planning to bring can stay at home now?

Qadira ***** Venture-Captain, England—Cambridge aka Wintergreen

Michael Brock wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:


Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.

So the team of bodyguards I was planning to bring can stay at home now?

***It's a Trap!***

Silver Crusade *** Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Helsinki

So the Tribe of Jukkas (being intelligent bears) has now infiltrated Paizo?

Contributor

Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.
Damn, I knew it was too good to be true. Is it the "horribly" or the "all" part that was exaggerated?

Why, both Jukka. You know how stories about meat-mincers get a life of their own...

Contributor

Michael Brock wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:


Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.

So the team of bodyguards I was planning to bring can stay at home now?

Absolutely Mike, you'll get a very warm welcome from the Brits, just like Sergeant Howie did:)

Qadira ***** Venture-Captain, England—Cambridge aka Wintergreen

Richard Pett wrote:

Absolutely Mike, you'll get a very warm welcome from the Brits, just like Sergeant Howie did:)

Coincidentally I was watching that last night Rich. (Not as inspiration for PaizoCon UK special events, I assure you.)

Cheliax *** Venture-Captain, Finland—Tampere aka NiTessine

Erik Mona wrote:

Jukka,

I was thrilled to learn of the appointment this afternoon! I am so pleased that Pathfinder will have such an able representative in Finland. My visit last year was enormously special to me, and it's important to me that the game have a warm home there. I am absolutely certain we have the right person to make that happen!

Thank you! I hope I can achieve more as Venture-Captain than as Arendius...

Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.
Damn, I knew it was too good to be true. Is it the "horribly" or the "all" part that was exaggerated?
Why, both Jukka. You know how stories about meat-mincers get a life of their own...

Oh, well. Perhaps it is for the better. Mr Raggi might take exception if his adventure writers started offing one another.


Congratulations, well deserved!

Grand Lodge ****

Congrats to the newest V-C!

Contributor

Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Jukka,

I was thrilled to learn of the appointment this afternoon! I am so pleased that Pathfinder will have such an able representative in Finland. My visit last year was enormously special to me, and it's important to me that the game have a warm home there. I am absolutely certain we have the right person to make that happen!

Thank you! I hope I can achieve more as Venture-Captain than as Arendius...

Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka Särkijärvi wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:
Jukka, this whole thing about me horribly killing all the other special guests at Paizocon UK every year is just exaggeration.
Damn, I knew it was too good to be true. Is it the "horribly" or the "all" part that was exaggerated?
Why, both Jukka. You know how stories about meat-mincers get a life of their own...
Oh, well. Perhaps it is for the better. Mr Raggi might take exception if his adventure writers started offing one another.

Good point Jukka, looks like it's Dave's year:)

Qadira ***** Venture-Captain, England—Cambridge aka Wintergreen

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