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Level 1 Scenario Questions


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Osirion

I have read that you can replay any of the level 1 scenarios multiple times with different level 1 characters. Is this correct? Is this only with specifically level 1 scenarios like We Be Goblins and Fallen Fortress or any scenario played at level 1? What about if we play ‘up’ to increase the rewards (or can that not be done on these modules)?

If so, that’s great. The last event I went to, they only had 1 low level scenario going that I hadn’t already done. I know that is not common, there are lots of low level available. It was just an odd coincidence that the few I have been in were all being repeated that day. However, it could happen again and it would be nice to know if they can be repeated.

But that got me thinking. So far I have taken part in 5 low level scenarios. Only 1 has really given out anything significantly useful that I can’t just buy anyway. I guess that is not strictly true. I guess a couple did give out things that many PC's would like, but I won't be able to afford until I'm almost 3rd level. And if I'm reading it correctly I could just buy them anyway at that point.

So, what level 1 scenario(s) give(s) out the most cash or useful rewards? That seems like that would be the one(s) that are most worth running more than once. Or if not necessarily a great reward, at least something unique that I can't just buy anyway. For example, Tide of Twilight gives this Litheria Bolossum (limit 1, 1400 gps) that I haven't seen anywhere else.

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Note that the Guide says you can replay "Tier 1" scenarios, not "Level 1" scenarios. Huge difference.

"Tier 1" means it is only for 1st level PCs. This is not to be confused with a Tier 1-5 scenario played at subtier 1-2.

So far, the only Tier 1 scenarios in existence are the First Steps trilogy. Modules, which are different from scenarios, function a bit differently.

Osirion

I don't have the Guide in front of me and can't get to it from work.
I was going by this from another thread:

Luke_Parry wrote:
... Just popping in to let you know that as of the latest version of the PFS Guide to Organised Play, the definition of 'Modules' has been standardised - specifically, Modules designed for 1st level characters (such as Master of the Fallen Fortress, We Be Goblins, Crypt of the Everflame, Murder's Mark, and Godsmouth Heresy) can be played as often as you wish with 1st level characters, and played *ONCE* with a second level character ...

But you are saying that only In Service to Lore, To Delve the Dungeon Deep, and A Vision of Betrayal can be played more than once. Is that correct?

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Wait, which are you talking about? Scenarios or modules?

Andoran *** Venture-Captain, Washington—Seattle aka The Great Rinaldo!

There is a terminology issue here that throws a lot of people:

"Scenarios" are the official PFS games. They are the ones with scenario numbers, and indicate a "Tier" such as 1-5 or 3-7. Among scenarios, the First Steps series are unique in that they are listed as "Tier 1", meaning they are for level 1 characters only. These scenarios may be replayed on different characters for credit.

"Modules" are not official PFS products, but many of them have been approved for PFS play and have chronicle sheets available for free download. All modules indicate a single level they are intended for, and PFS allows you to treat those as if they were a "Tier" extending from one level below to one level above. Thus, a module for "Level 4" could be played by characters in the range 3-5. A small number of modules are for "Level 1", and (as with "Tier 1" scenarios) can be replayed for credit. These include We Be Goblins, Master of the Fallen Fortress, etc.

As an aside:
they can also be played exactly once by a second level character, since by the "tier" rule above, they would count as "Tier 1-2".

Does that help?

Shadow Lodge *

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

First steps and level 1 modules can be replayed for credit.

For first steps, every character can play all 3 so long as they are level 1 when doing so.

For level 1 modules, they can be played once at level 2, and replayed any number of times at level 1, you cannot apply the same module credit twice to a single character and we be goblins always applies to a new character.

Osirion

Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought PFS was just using the term scenario instead of module. I didn't realise there was an actual difference between the two.

So, which of the Tier 1 scenarios or Level 1 modules (which can be replayed) give out the most useful rewards?
If not necessarily a great reward, at least something unique that I can't just buy anyway.
Or if none of them have anything useful or unique, does one of them give out a noticibly higher amount of cash?

That seems like they would be the ones that are most worth running more than once.

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Jorin wrote:
So, which of the Tier 1 scenarios or Level 1 modules (which can be replayed) give out the most useful rewards?

Run them and find out! :)

Shadow Lodge *

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
Jorin wrote:

Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought PFS was just using the term scenario instead of module. I didn't realise there was an actual difference between the two.

So, which of the Tier 1 scenarios or Level 1 modules (which can be replayed) give out the most useful rewards?
If not necessarily a great reward, at least something unique that I can't just buy anyway.
Or if none of them have anything useful or unique, does one of them give out a noticibly higher amount of cash?

That seems like they would be the ones that are most worth running more than once.

All of the module chronicle sheets can be found on the additional resources and first steps is a free download.

It's worth noting that the modules aside from the free RPG day ones give 3 xp and take longer to play.

Osirion

Jiggy wrote:
... Run them and find out! :)

I probably will eventually.

Edit: hmm... If I'm reading the schedule correctly. It looks like the only 1 of these 8 mentioned that our area has played in the recent past or has planned for the future is We Be Goblins.

So maybe I won't get the chance to check them all out. =(

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Jorin wrote:

It looks like the only 1 of these 8 mentioned that our area has played in the recent past or has planned for the future is We Be Goblins.

So maybe I won't get the chance to check them all out. =(

You will if you GM them!

Osirion

Dylos wrote:

... All of the module chronicle sheets can be found on the additional resources and first steps is a free download.

It's worth noting that the modules aside from the free RPG day ones give 3 xp and take longer to play.

Thx Dylos.

Didn't know about either of those.


Jorin wrote:
So, which of the Tier 1 scenarios or Level 1 modules (which can be replayed) give out the most useful rewards?

I'm pretty sure the scenarios follow the same guidelines as to how much monetary treasure is available. I suppose those guidelines might have changed from year to year, but I doubt they've changed by much (at least in tier 1-2).

Osirion

Jiggy wrote:
... You will if you GM them!

I am currently trying to GM about half the time for our home group. So far, reviews are mixed. If I ever feel like I am getting a better handle on how to be a good GM, then I might consider it.

Grand Lodge ** RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

There's actually a thread in here somewhere about how to get better.

Also, I'm sure if you posted some of the critiques you've received, folks with strengths in those areas (or who also share the same weaknesses and have found ways to cope with them) would be happy to give you some pointers. :)

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