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Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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I do think that Cup would make a great real world VC. She does analyze the heck out of everything.

Amusingly, Tineke Bolleman (aka Woran, aka VC of the Netherlands) recognized me from my avatar when she met me at PaizoCon. Our expressions can be eerily similar!

Okay, back to the conversation of GM Stars, and what to do with them!

Hmm

Liberty's Edge **

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Seriously though, it took me forever to piece together that your signature is your initials.

It took me about a year so don't feel bad!

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I miss that avatar sometimes.

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

I do think that Cup would make a great real world VC. She does analyze the heck out of everything.

Amusingly, Tineke Bolleman (aka Woran, aka VC of the Netherlands) recognized me from my avatar when she met me at PaizoCon. Our expressions can be eerily similar!

Okay, back to the conversation of GM Stars, and what to do with them!

Hmm

Wait. Are you telling me you are not actually a real life gnome? I think I need to sit down for a moment.

;)

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

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So, I will weigh in here (at a latish date) with my preference, which is option #2.

It is my opinion that stars, in and of themselves, are not an indicator of rules prowess, nor do they necessarily indicate skill at GMing. What the indicate is that you have GMed a lot.

That being said, I think that there is no problem in rewarding time put in from other campaigns...

I did have a slight tweak to the formula, but, really, something that is simple ((stars * 10) or ((stars - 1) * 10)) tables credits seem to be the way to do it. If this is done well, it could also be a live value, so that if you gain your third star in PFS1, you would immediate get the "bump" in PFS2 (and the opposite could also be true, getting your 2nd star in PFS2 could give you a bump in PFS1).

That's my take on things... whether it is a popular notion or not ;)

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This thread has died down. My cursory reading suggests that Option 2 is the most popular. I find that odd as it seems to me:

1) You're setting up situation where everyone has not put in the same effort to get the same reward for PF 2e. Why? Many have voiced that doing stuff in 1e should not give you any leg up in 2e, yet, that's exactly what Option 2 does.

It would seem to me that whatever the sigil is for 2e, everyone's should represent the same effort.

Plus, this seems like it's got some unneeded administrative overhead.

2) If we're wiping away all the benefits until someone earns the requisite stars in 2e, then unless someone actually puts in the effort to re-earn all those stars, a 5 star GM from 1e, who maybe doesn't want to keep GMing, is not being rewarded for the effort that they put into PFS (remember, PFS is going full 2e in 2019).

Granted, if PFS is not going to get rid of the benefits earned in 1e games for 2e, then this is a moot point.

3) Option 2 seems to disincentive people from GMing in 1e. If I'm a long way from the next tier, there's no real incentive to keep GMing 1e. I'm sure there are plenty of people who will claim that 2e has no effect on their decision to GM 1e, but there are already people who have said it does. Wouldn't it make more sense to count all game toward the same goal? Every game, whether 1e or 2e, directly or indirectly supports PFS.

That having been said, I am one of the least affected by the changes. If every single last 5 star GM wants Option 2, so be it. It just seems an odd choice.

Grand Lodge **

I like the sound of option 2 but 3 would be good. To me the number of Stars represents a commitment to the campaign so getting a small bonus in the new edition makes sense.

Dark Archive ****

I personally think option 2 is best. While true stars never really indicated the quality always it did show some level of dedication, and much of the experience will be transferable. I mean general game mastering role-playing portions won't be terribly different, and much of Golorian's lore will similarly be accessible. I think it makes sense to give a slightly accelerated way to get stars back.

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