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Liberty's Edge

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PFS PbP Gameday IV: Rise of the Siege of Serpents

TL;DR Blurb:

Date: September 19th through December 20th, 2015

Exclusive: Serpent’s Rise
September 19th, 2015 to November 3rd, 2015
Note: Requires 4-Star, or higher, GMs to run it. Limit one table per GM.

Multi-Table Special: Siege of Serpents
November 5th, 2015 to December 20th, 2015
Note: Any GM can run as there is no GM Star requirement. Limit one table per GM

Session submission deadline for product Support:
August 23rd, 2015 @ 8 PM EDT US [UTC-4]

** Regular scenarios can be run throughout the event, as usual. **

Contest: Best G.I. Joe inspired Character for Year of the Serpent

Basic Contest Rules:

  • Must be a Joe, no Cobra
  • Must be PFS legal
  • Must be lvl 1 with a character progression through lvl 4
  • Must have, at least, ranks in two Knowledge skills in the progression - because "Knowing is half the Battle" :)
  • Only Players and GMs participating in PbP Gameday IV can participate in the contest.

Read the full details here: http://pathfindersocietyonline.com/?p=686

Shadow Lodge

Cool, cool.
Can't wait.

A few questions. First, do you actually need to be involved in the Game Day event to partake in the G.I. Joe contest?

Secondly, from here, it's a little less clear if you need to play the character, while on the other page it seems to imply it's more for submission purposes only. Just wanted to check.

Dark Archive

Do we have to have a certain amount of stars to run either of the scenarios? I am down for GM'ing a table of each if possible.

If I am not limited by stars, where do I sign up for product support? I don't have either scenario currently.

Grand Lodge

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Question #1: Does running a special this way count towards a 5th star?

Question #2: Will there be a session sign up link/spreadsheet/thing?

Liberty's Edge

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Yes, on both accounts. :)

Chris Marsh wrote:

Question #1: Does running a special this way count towards a 5th star?

Question #2: Will there be a session sign up link/spreadsheet/thing?

Shadow Lodge

GM Evil wrote:

Do we have to have a certain amount of stars to run either of the scenarios? I am down for GM'ing a table of each if possible.

If I am not limited by stars, where do I sign up for product support? I don't have either scenario currently.

Exclusive: Serpent’s Rise

September 19th, 2015 to November 3rd, 2015
Note: Requires 4-Star, or higher, GMs to run it. Limit one table per GM.

Multi-Table Special: Siege of Serpents
November 5th, 2015 to December 20th, 2015
Note: Any GM can run as there is no GM Star requirement. Limit one table per GM

You are required to have 4+ Stars for Serpent's Rise, but anyone can run Siege of Serpents. I'm not sure this is accurate, but I'd guess that, for the former, you would be required to have 4 stars by 23Aug2015.


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Knowing is half the battle!

G. I. JOOOOOOOOOOOOE!

So many choices:
Mutt and Junkyard! (Unchained Summoner with a dip in Gunslinger)
Quick Kick! (Master of Many Styles with two Temple Swords)
Depth Charge! (Underwater Demolition Discovery Alchemist)
Sgt. Slaughter! (Sensei Monk - Inspire through Drill Instruction!)

Sovereign Court

"No Cobra?!" What fool is responsible for this?!

S.E.R.P.E.N.T.'s number one enemy is the ASPIS CONSORTIUM! I will not tolerate competition!

Seriously, Serpent Shogun hates Aspis more than anything.

Liberty's Edge

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Indeed - You do need to be a participant in the gameday to submit a Joe for the contest.

You do not actually have to play the submitted Joe PC in the gameday - but feel free to, if you like. :)

DM Beckett wrote:

Cool, cool.

Can't wait.

A few questions. First, do you actually need to be involved in the Game Day event to partake in the G.I. Joe contest?

Secondly, from here, it's a little less clear if you need to play the character, while on the other page it seems to imply it's more for submission purposes only. Just wanted to check.

Liberty's Edge

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Keep your eye slits open for the second half of the game day :)

Serpent Shogun wrote:

"No Cobra?!" What fool is responsible for this?!

S.E.R.P.E.N.T.'s number one enemy is the ASPIS CONSORTIUM! I will not tolerate competition!

Seriously, Serpent Shogun hates Aspis more than anything.


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Ooh! This would make my tenth special! ^-^

Curious as to how you guys are gonna make that work, but I'm in at any rate. :-)


Dotting.

Dark Archive

DM Beckett wrote:
GM Evil wrote:

Do we have to have a certain amount of stars to run either of the scenarios? I am down for GM'ing a table of each if possible.

If I am not limited by stars, where do I sign up for product support? I don't have either scenario currently.

Exclusive: Serpent’s Rise

September 19th, 2015 to November 3rd, 2015
Note: Requires 4-Star, or higher, GMs to run it. Limit one table per GM.

Multi-Table Special: Siege of Serpents
November 5th, 2015 to December 20th, 2015
Note: Any GM can run as there is no GM Star requirement. Limit one table per GM

You are required to have 4+ Stars for Serpent's Rise, but anyone can run Siege of Serpents. I'm not sure this is accurate, but I'd guess that, for the former, you would be required to have 4 stars by 23Aug2015.

Yep, right there in front of me. That's what I get for getting excited and skimming. I'll be signing up to run siege of serpents as soon as I can, then.


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Yes!

Sovereign Court

I'm interested as both GM and player. Where Does one sign up?
Serpent's Rise looks interesting.


Gameday 4. Time to mark my calendar!

Liberty's Edge

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Someone asked for a list of Joes for the contest - here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_G.I._Joe:_A_Real_American_Hero_charac ters

Sovereign Court

Of course, I grew up never watching a single episode of G.I. Joe. Just the first of the modern movies, and that didn't leave a lasting impression (thankfully).

I would definitely like to GM the specials! Am 4-star, so can gladly help!

Liberty's Edge

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I was asked in a different thread if VTTs with Audio/Video could be used, specifically, for combat during the PbP gameday Special - this is the answer, in case anyone had the same question:

Good question - You can use any VTT for mapping and chat for a PbP game during the gameday, but A/V is not allowed. It's not really in the spirit of the event, and the event syncing could get wonky. Live play would finish combats much faster than forum play and could skew some of the combat success sensitive sections too much - so no audio/video for the PbP Gameday.

There is a VTT Gameday coming up soon enough - so we should reserve live play for that. :)

Sczarni

Not that I have any plans on doing this, but given the nature of PbP would it be legal to play at one table of the special while running a different table in the same event?

Liberty's Edge

I'm thinking about doing Snake Eyes. Level 2 Ninja, Level 2 Fighter.

Liberty's Edge

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Yes (it's in the FAQ in the main post).

The usual rules about not spoiling it for others, and not meta-gaming encounters, et cetera, would apply - but it is legal to play and GM at different tables.

Kyshkumen wrote:
Not that I have any plans on doing this, but given the nature of PbP would it be legal to play at one table of the special while running a different table in the same event?

Scarab Sages

That sounds awesome, but won't that cause some reporting issues? Since the date will be the same for all tables reported. Just wondering if that gives a different message than the normal; Player already played this on <date>


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>>does a little happy dance<<

Liberty's Edge

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We frequently see games GMed and played on the same day at conventions. So it should be fine.

Revvy Bitterleaf wrote:

That sounds awesome, but won't that cause some reporting issues? Since the date will be the same for all tables reported. Just wondering if that gives a different message than the normal; Player already played this on <date>


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I'm in like Flint! Or maybe Lady Jaye ;)

Dark Archive

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When these Specials are successful come completion of Gameday 4 is there any chance of doing some of the previous Specials as PbP for future game days for people who have yet to do them? I.E. Year of the Shadow Lodge; Blood Under Absalom; Race for the Runecarved Key.

Grand Lodge

Siege of Serpents...... I would love to sign up for it, but I need to check with my VO and VLs as if we will be playing them any time soon.

Liberty's Edge

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Tyranius wrote:
When these Specials are successful come completion of Gameday 4 is there any chance of doing some of the previous Specials as PbP for future game days for people who have yet to do them? I.E. Year of the Shadow Lodge; Blood Under Absalom; Race for the Runecarved Key.

From discussions I've had with IronHelixx, it is perfectly legal for a group of GMs to run an older Special via PbP if there are enough tables involved to meet the minimum. It just takes initiative and organization to make it happen.

I am similarly interested in the older Specials, so I can see us doing something like this on Myth-Weavers in the future, either as part of a Gameday, or as a standalone.


Whaaaaaaaat?! Looking forward to this.

I wonder how many tables will be available for the specials?

Liberty's Edge

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Absolutely.

Assuming all goes well with this one, we will likely do the GenCon 2015 Exclusive next gameday. We do plan on working through the backlog of specials as we go though.

Tyranius wrote:
When these Specials are successful come completion of Gameday 4 is there any chance of doing some of the previous Specials as PbP for future game days for people who have yet to do them? I.E. Year of the Shadow Lodge; Blood Under Absalom; Race for the Runecarved Key.

Grand Lodge

Where do I sign up?


Are sanctioned modules legal for the PbP gameday , assuming we can finish in the time provided?

Grand Lodge

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When will the official signup sheet appear? I'd love to GM for this.

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Dotting for interest in the signing-up to GM.

Shadow Lodge

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Should be soon. There have been a few things going on with PFS in general and then also GenCon is on which I believe many of the 4+ Stars are attending.

Should be soon though.

Until then, take some time to consider what you would like to run or play, as well as get some prepping done. :)

I'm going to offer to run some Quests if anyone is interested, in addition to another game or two.

I also highly suggest we all take a look at what others are offering to run so we can offer a lot of options for games rather than focus on a few.

For players, it might also be very helpful to make a few suggestions for scenarios and modules you really want to play in before the sign up sheet is up.

I know I'm open to running things people are interested in even if I already have. So, just take a moment to try to pick out some options. Something I've noticed in the past, and I'm pretty sure that it will be further complicated by the Specials this time, is that there seems to be a lot of 1-5 Scenarios and also a lot of some of the newest Scenarios offered, and it does seem that things like the older scenarios and the higher level scenarios tend to fill up fast but not have any other tables for them being run. A lot of DM's, I think like to get the newer scenarios free for running, and there is nothing wrong with that, it just sort of leads to a lot of the same scenarios being offered and tables not being filled well. <And I could be wrong, just something I've noticed.>

Maybe we can try to work together and offer more options?

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I was planning on running an older 1-5, something that a lot of the veterans have probably played, in order to hopefully get less experienced/newer players at my table.

Shadow Lodge

For anyone that's interested, I have started a new thread I'd like to try out in hopes of making a sort of unofficial list of game requests.

HERE

Please, only favorite the games you would really like to play in or make your own suggestions.


Thanks, Beckett. I'll throw my hat in the ring to run a low-tier scenario as Core, and that makes a great list.

.. and, "dot"


No updates at the source page for GM signups (promised Aug 1st), no response to email sent several days ago. No updates in this or the other announcement thread (on a different board).

Is this thing still alive?

Heal(untrained): 1d20 ⇒ 16

Shadow Lodge

Don't worry. We still have plenty of time, and things do come up. Especially after the Con Season. We will get it soon. Check out the link above to pass the time.

Liberty's Edge

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I moved the sign-up form link to a more obvious place in the announcement post and removed it from the FAQ.

Signup form is here: Sign-Up Form


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IronHelixx wrote:

I moved the sign-up form link to a more obvious place in the announcement post and removed it from the FAQ.

Signup form is here: Sign-Up Form

IronHelixx, are individual GMs supposed to sign up for the multi-table Special, or is that something you plan on assigning?

Liberty's Edge

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GMs should register and recruit their own tables for the special and exclusive.

If recruiting for the special/exclusive becomes problematic this gameday, we will take a more active role next time - but I think the GMs have been pretty good at recruiting in previous gamedays, so I do not foresee and issues.

If anyone needs any help though we will be available to help guide players to GMs and fill/sort tables.

thunderspirit wrote:
IronHelixx wrote:

I moved the sign-up form link to a more obvious place in the announcement post and removed it from the FAQ.

Signup form is here: Sign-Up Form

IronHelixx, are individual GMs supposed to sign up for the multi-table Special, or is that something you plan on assigning?

Sovereign Court

I have signed up for the game and will be running both the Exclusive and Special.

Do we have a list of other Gms and decide on the tiers? That way we GMs can coordinate the games more efficently?

Also if we switch to CORE mode is it possible to edit it?

The Exchange

Point of curiosity - these specials are NOT evergreen right?

I played in Siege of Serpents at Gencon so I assume I cant play it again yes

Sovereign Court

eddv wrote:

Point of curiosity - these specials are NOT evergreen right?

I played in Siege of Serpents at Gencon so I assume I cant play it again yes

No they're not. I assume you can replay it in CORE Mode or use a GM star Replay.


A couple of questions:

1. Is there a standardized mechanic for reporting victories to the Overseer?

2. For Serpent's Rise, what are we to do for supplying the Pre-gens to players?


I'll be running 3-19 The Icebound Outpost [1-5] as CORE during the Gameday (to begin Sep 19th).

Signups here.


If there is an event admin here: It would be great (as a player) if there were a way for GMs or VOs to mark a scenario as full on the scenario list.

It seems all of the Serpent's Rise sessions announced thus far are already full...

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