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Awarding Vanities?


Pathfinder Society GM Discussion

Liberty's Edge

"As a general rule, vanities cannot be purchased with gold,
but a GM can certainly use “free” vanities as rewards for
adventures if she wishes."

So my question is: How exactly does one award a player who demonstrates excellent role-playing or team-work, a Vanity?

And how large a Vanity may I award? 1-3PP vanities for low-levels 3-5PP mid level, etc...?

Would I write the assigned Vanity on the Players' Cert, and then initial it as GM?

Has any of this been addressed in a FAQ?

-Thanks

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Is that from the Field Guide? I wouldn't assume that applies to PFS play.

Liberty's Edge

Patrick Harris @ SD wrote:
Is that from the Field Guide? I wouldn't assume that applies to PFS play.

Yes - Page 60.

It states that you may award Vanities, but not How to do so :?)

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Again, I don't think that applies to PFS play. You can't even reward equipment, how can you reward vanities? That information is for people using the Field Guide in their home games.

Liberty's Edge

Patrick Harris @ SD wrote:
Again, I don't think that applies to PFS play. You can't even reward equipment, how can you reward vanities? That information is for people using the Field Guide in their home games.

Are you sure? It is the Pathfinder Society Field Guide, so you can't get much more PFS than that. Are you saying it's for home campaigns that use PFS?

Then those Vanities would not be valid if they took there characters from the home game to a con... If I'm reading your response correctly?

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"Home Game" means not sanctioned play - you can't bring your character from a home game to a con. And if you're using Chronicle sheets and reporting sessions, by definition you're not playing a "home game" even if it happens to take place in someone's home.

Paizo Employee ***** Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

This doesn't apply for PFS sanctioned play. Keep in mind, the book is not just written for sanctioned play, but also home play such as with Shattered Star AP. In sanctioned PFS play, a GM may not reward any free vanities. They must be purchased with PP.

Liberty's Edge

Michael Brock wrote:
This doesn't apply for PFS sanctioned play. Keep in mind, the book is not just written for sanctioned play, but also home play such as with Shattered Star AP. In sanctioned PFS play, a GM may not reward any free vanities. They must be purchased with PP.

Ah, and there lies the distinction.

Thanks all for the clarification :!)

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