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RedWolfe77 wrote:

Wizard question.

Familiars-Do I need to create an Alias for my Familiar or Do I just include it in my characters Stats?

Some people create an alias, especially if you have a talking familiar, but it's personal preference.

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Venture-Lieutenant PBP GM Tyranius PFS Reporting Tool | Scenario List | Scenario Sign-up Sheet

Hey Everyone,

I have some unfortunate news. I regret to inform you all that we will have to postpone Gameday VIII by 2 weeks.

This would place our new dates for Gameday at: 09 Sept 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

As most of you are aware, the majority of the GM’s have not received their scenario support for the Convention to include a good portion of the Specials. With Tonya occupied by other duties this weekend, we realized as a team that we are very unlikely to see the remainder of scenario support drop by Monday the 26th. Multiple avenues were discussed and what seems to be the best solution is to push Gameday back by two weeks. This will allow enough time for the GM’s to receive their scenarios and prep them.

BUT WHAT IF WE ALREADY HAVE OUR SCENARIOS, CAN WE START THEM?

Please hold off until the new start date to be able to eligible for your boon rewards. I understand this is a large inconvenience, we are doing everything we can to make this work. Part of that is to have everyone one the same start / end times rather than scattered.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause, but we want all our GMs to have a chance to shine.

HOW DO I NOTIFY MY PLAYERS?

Go ahead and post the news to your tables. Feel free to copy this email if you wish. We will be posting notices in all the PBP lodges as well as the Gameday VIII Announcement page.

I know this is not what we hoped to do, and I’m sorry. Thank you for understanding that we’re scrambling to fix this.

If you have any other questions please don’t be afraid to ask.

-Tyranius


Maybe this is an odd question, but is this forum just for Pathfinder Society? I am looking to get back to PbP gaming and I am itching to use my 2ed books. What I'm not familiar with is the Pathfinder Society rules. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Venture-Lieutenant PBP GM Tyranius PFS Reporting Tool | Scenario List | Scenario Sign-up Sheet

Welcome Echoxero, the vast majority of what you will find here is Pathfinder Society play. Below is the guild guide which should answer the majority of your questions.

PF2E Guild Guide!


Thank you for that. As you can see, I'm pretty new to the Paizo PbP. I used to play on RPoL. How would I post a character to get myself into the running for recruitment?


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echoxero wrote:
Thank you for that. As you can see, I'm pretty new to the Paizo PbP. I used to play on RPoL. How would I post a character to get myself into the running for recruitment?

Look for recruitment advertisements here for links to their recruitment thread and/or scroll the Online Campaigns Recruitment board, which will have more than Society games or even PF2, for open recruitment threads. There, you simply post your interest.

Horizon Hunters

CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

As for creating and posting the character to the boards, you’ll want to create them under “My Organized Play” and include a stat block. I’m using my 2e alias as an example, if you want to copy and paste it as a template (though I think someone recently posted a blank copy that I used sonewhat recently).


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To clarify, this thread is for organized play. This *forum* is for all manner of games, not just organized play.


PFS 2E Guide

Welcome echoxero!

You can find links to non Organized Play games on the level just above this forum: link.

Otherwise, if you are interested, I am probably going to set up a short PbP game, running the Sandstone Secret Quest (in Organized Play, with recruitment via this thread), since most people were ready to start playing but the Game Day has been pushed back.

Just tell me and I'll reserve a spot for you.


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Yes, welcome echoxero!

Several people have already offered up some good things to know for anyone looking to get started with 2E Pathfinder Society play. Definitely give the guild guide a read as you're able. Another link that might be useful to you is this - Getting Ready for PFS PbP. This will take you to a post which contains several useful bits of information, including how-to-guides, for people who are looking to start playing PFS via PbP. I highly recommend giving them a look when you have the time!

In regards to getting your character profiles set up and actually navigating a PbP campaign, this set of PbP Workshop Slides does a fantastic job of explaining what is what.

Finally, please feel free to pose any questions you might have here in Discussion as you've been doing. We've got a great bunch of GMs and players here and everyone's always happy to jump in and help answer questions and offer advice.

Happy to have you and I hope you enjoy yourself :)

P.S. We also have lodges here on the Paizo forums for:

Pathfinder Society 1st Edition - The Flaxseed Lodge
Starfinder Society - Castamir's Flaxseed Station
Adventure Card Guild - Flaxseed On Deck

You can also find Organized Play (PFS 1st & 2nd Edition, SFS) PbP and PbD (Play-by-Discord) games at these locations:

Myth Weavers
RPGgeek
Roll for Combat (Discord)
Cosmic Crittermander (Discord)


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Eyes of the Ten

With the delay, if I muster up a table, can I slip in? I see that all the PF2 tables are full, so I'm willing to offer to run #1-03 Escaping the Grave if there are four people interested.


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Yep! As long as you have the scenario and are able to get at least four players then you're free to submit a table.


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I have a question. Are you allowed to run PFS or SFS in other online forums. I play her and RPGX but I have never seen any organized play there.

Just wondering if there was a rule against it or if it didn't happen. I emailed the person in the SFS guide for online play but never got a response.


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RedWolfe77 wrote:

I have a question. Are you allowed to run PFS or SFS in other online forums. I play her and RPGX but I have never seen any organized play there.

Just wondering if there was a rule against it or if it didn't happen. I emailed the person in the SFS guide for online play but never got a response.

I don't see why you couldn't. You just would't be able to get lodge support for it. (AkA chance for boons and such)

It'd be no different than running a PFS Scenario for a home group. Only thing to keep in mind is if you're recording it for credit, you have to follow the Society rules and guidelines.


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PFS and SFS home games can happen wherever. If you want to start up organized play games at RPGX, start them up and launch your community.

Roll for Combat and Cosmic Crit ran organized play games for about 6 months before they became official lodges for us. (Official lodges have a VA contact person, a track record of running organized play games, and enough critical mass where it makes sense for us to start including them as an official location for conventions.) I've expanded my online kingdom slowly and judiciously, trying not to over extend. But as communities grow and blossom, we've welcomed them in to our fold.

Build it, and they will come.

Hmm

PS It is so awesome seeing everyone welcome newcomers!

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Venture-Lieutenant PBP GM Tyranius PFS Reporting Tool | Scenario List | Scenario Sign-up Sheet

Hey Folks,

We have had a few recent shifts in the online VO Corps, I wanted to make sure that you were all aware on who you can contact for questions. With Kuey completing his Master's degree, this is quite an irl feat please send out congratulations to him, he has decided to step down as VA.

We also have a new addition as well as a promotion!

Firstly our newest addition as VA is Lysle a.k.a. GM Valen.

Next Michael Hallet will be promoted from VA of Mythweavers to VL!

Yay! Congrats both of you.

-Tyranius


Congrats to everyone!

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*Tosses confetti in the air and blows a festive horn in celebration*

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Congratz to you all.


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For the influx of new people:

PFS2 character sheet profile template

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With the PF2 Pregens having been out for little bit now, has anyone out there started formatting their stats for PbP that we can add to the community folder?

Silver Crusade

Venture Lieutenant, Play by Post (online), Hostess of Cottonseed Lodge (playtest)

Hi, everyone, just letting you know that I've started adjusting the 'important links' in the header. Please keep your eyes on that spoiler, and also let me know if there is anything you think should be included!


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Updated my 'Secret' trait skill chart for quick reference if anyone wishes to use it.

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Venture-Lieutenant PBP GM Tyranius PFS Reporting Tool | Scenario List | Scenario Sign-up Sheet

TPKCON!

Greetings and Salutations all, its that time of year for another TPKon! This years addition will be TPKon VII: Stronger & Faster!

TPKcon is an online Convention formed around Virtual Tabletop (VTT) on Roll 20.

Roll 20 (Link)

Below you will find the important dates this time round:

GM Signups Open Friday August 9th . Scenario Support Submissions must be in before August 18th, GM submissions after this date will NOT get scenario support.

Players Registration Opens Sat Sept 14th at 5:23 PM EDT (Randomly Rolled Opening Time) warhorn link: Warhorn

The Convention itself! (Kind of important) September 20th-22nd.

Boons & Gift Certificates TBD after Support has been received from Paizo.

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Due to time-locked restrictions on the new multitables eligibility outside of physical conventions will be running the following specials:

PFS: 6-00 - Legacy of the Stonelords (Tiers 1-11) Sat 3PM EDT SLOT
SFS: 1-99 - The Scoured Stars Invasion (Tier 1-8) Fri 3PM EDT SLOT <At this time does not look like it will fire>
2E: 1-00 - Origin of the Open Road (Pregens Tier 5) While not a multitable will be available for GMs to run

If you plan on running any of the single table specials please make sure you meet the qualifications, see link below

Limited Edition Scenarios Accessibility Rules

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If you are looking to try your hand at VTT and get some extra games in them please hop on over and sign up! Please keep in mind that each multi-table Special can only be played once!


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A couple more questions:

(1) I know you can't Heighten a spell from a scroll, but can you create a scroll with a heightened spell by using the higher spell slot and cost? ie.: 3L slot to cast a Heightened (2) Magic Missile for 12GP.

(2) Can you use the Reach Spell and/or Widen Spell Feat(s), then cast a spell from a scroll?

Sorry for the questions, just hard to gather information that's scattered all around the book. Took us 20 min. of searching to figure out how to deal with Bleed damage the last game.

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philipjcormier wrote:

A couple more questions:

(1) I know you can't Heighten a spell from a scroll, but can you create a scroll with a heightened spell by using the higher spell slot and cost? ie.: 3L slot to cast a Heightened (2) Magic Missile for 12GP.

(2) Can you use the Reach Spell and/or Widen Spell Feat(s), then cast a spell from a scroll?

Sorry for the questions, just hard to gather information that's scattered all around the book. Took us 20 min. of searching to figure out how to deal with Bleed damage the last game.

You might be able to get an answer here Philip, but your best be would probably be to make a post over in the 2E rules forums.

2E Rules Questions

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Quick gameday question... I'm still awaiting my PFSv2 scenario, although the others dropped. Including one for a table that I'm no longer running. Is anyone else still waiting?


Yep, I'm still waiting for mine too - a module, not sure if that makes any difference.

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Venture-Agent, Online (Myth Weavers)

I just sent the list of missing items to Tonya today. Hopefully you will have them soon.

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Venture-Agent, Online (Myth Weavers)

Tonya just dropped the scenarios on the list. Let me know if you are still missing something.


Guys, I'm still incredibly confused.

I'm itching to play some PF2E, as I've been a GM for life, and I'm not really fond of Skype/Discord/Roll20 video and voice roleplaying.

I want to join a PbP PF Society Adventure, I don't even know where to begin with. I read the guides and they left me even more confused. I'm a noob when it comes to forum formatting and I don't even know how to make and display a character!


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PFS 2E Guide

Welcome Arudato!
You will probably get plenty of good information now.
There are spots open for games starting here in a week or so (I can offer you a spot as a player) and I am sure that if you ask, the GMs can explain things re. GM-ing too as they go (I would).
That would be a good way of seeing how to play in PbP, and thus preparing to then GM.
It is not very hard, once you grasp the few basic rules, which are not difficult (though a little daunting when you start, but very rapidly this is overcome).


GM Wayfinder wrote:

Welcome Arudato!

You will probably get plenty of good information now.
There are spots open for games starting here in a week or so (I can offer you a spot as a player) and I am sure that if you ask, the GMs can explain things re. GM-ing too as they go (I would).
That would be a good way of seeing how to play in PbP, and thus preparing to then GM.
It is not very hard, once you grasp the few basic rules, which are not difficult (though a little daunting when you start, but very rapidly this is overcome).

I'm absolutely interested in this, and willing to learn :D Where do I begin?


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Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Hello, Arudato!

While I know you said that you've read some of the guides that are out there, I'm not sure which ones you have and haven't checked out - so forgive me if I'm sharing stuff you already know!

Definitely give the Pathfinder Society Guide to Play (2nd Edition) a read if you haven't already. Another link that might be useful to you is this - Getting Ready for PFS PbP. This will take you to a post which contains several useful bits of information, including how-to-guides, for people who are looking to start playing PFS via PbP. I highly recommend giving them a look when you have the time!

In regards to getting your character profiles set up and actually navigating a PbP campaign, this set of PbP Workshop Slides is a great visual guide and does a fantastic job of explaining what is what.

Finally, please feel free to pose any questions you might have here in Discussion as you've been doing. We've got a great bunch of GMs and players here and everyone's always happy to jump in and help answer questions and offer advice.

Happy to have you and I hope you enjoy yourself :)

P.S. We also have lodges here on the Paizo forums for:

Pathfinder Society 1st Edition - The Flaxseed Lodge
Starfinder Society - Castamir's Flaxseed Station
Adventure Card Guild - Flaxseed On Deck

You can also find Organized Play (PFS 1st & 2nd Edition, SFS) PbP and PbD (Play-by-Discord) games at these locations:

Myth Weavers
RPGgeek
Roll for Combat (Discord)
Cosmic Crittermander (Discord)


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Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Welcome, Arudato.
I remember how daunting it was to join PbP and start learning the mechanics and standard protocols. One of the things I initially missed is the "how to format your text" button that lives below the text box.

I needed someone to explain what "dotting" was (posting into a gameplay thread and deleting the post immediately so as to mark the thread and have it appear in your campaigns) and pretty much everything else.

Thankfully, I also discovered many wonderful people willing to patiently explain, remind, re-explain, as needed.

Joining a game where the GM knows you are new and is willing to walk you through the process is one of the best ways of learning.

I look forward to hopefully playing with you in the near future. In the meantime, keep asking questions.


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PFS 2E Guide

@Arudato:
I will PM you re. the offer of games starting soon (traveling a lot so a bit less tome).
But one tip to remember: copy and save your text when you write posts, before hitting the post button (it happens that you time out or other fun things, and lose all - so saving like that can avoid rewriting all).


PFS 2E Guide

@Arudato: I sent you a PM.
Drop me a note here if you have problems reading your PM or with the link provided or whatever.


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Michael Hallet wrote:
Tonya just dropped the scenarios on the list. Let me know if you are still missing something.

Received. Many thanks!

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Anyone have a good 2E Slides template that they want to share? I've been looking for ideas.


I just got my scenarios. Thanks Paizo!


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M Morris wrote:
Anyone have a good 2E Slides template that they want to share? I've been looking for ideas.

What are you looking to include in a 2E slides template?

I was thinking of just using the same sort of slides templates that I did in 1e and SFS. However, we have a copy of GM Poblano's blank slides template in the PBP GM Kit.

I've made use of that template a couple times, but eventually settled on a more simple format for myself: One person whose maps I always like to study is GM Ladile's, because they're so aesthetically pleasing -- though more complex than what I want for myself right now. I have been also known when pressed for time to ask a GM who is running the same scenario that I am if I can make a copy of their slide show, and then make small alterations to make it my own.

Here is what I generally like to include as a GM:

1) Elegant Cover Picture with title of scenario and my name as GM
2) All Maps -- most of them covered if they are interior. I often don't bother to cover exterior flip mats or flip mats of a place the party has supposedly already been. Any map that is in use is flipped to the front.
3) Any handouts. Sometimes these are snipped, sometimes rewritten in a more readable font
4) Pictures of key NPCs.


M

Anyone on here useing HeroLab?

They just added a Pathfinder Training section to the Builder for Organized play. It says you get 3 points to put in Swords,Spells or Scrolls, or you can take Field commissioned agent.

I cant find any reference to this in the guide. Just wondering if anyone knows what this is.


Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // PBP Gameday VIII Player Signups // PbP GM Kit // Aeon Throne MapsPlayer Folder // Pact World Warriors //

Yes, it is under Player Basics.

Here is a handout with all level one items on it that I like to offer to players. It was made by GM Livgin, and you can find it on PFS GM Prep.

Hmm

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RedWolfe77 wrote:

Anyone on here useing HeroLab?

They just added a Pathfinder Training section to the Builder for Organized play. It says you get 3 points to put in Swords,Spells or Scrolls, or you can take Field commissioned agent.

I cant find any reference to this in the guide. Just wondering if anyone knows what this is.

All of that portion should be covered in the link below.

Pathfinder Training 2E Guild Guide

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Do you know if there is any plan to PDF the guide. I find navigating the online one difficult - I never know if I have actually read everything.

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GM Hmm wrote:
M Morris wrote:
Anyone have a good 2E Slides template that they want to share? I've been looking for ideas.

What are you looking to include in a 2E slides template?

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Thanks for your thoughts! I have been using the template from the PBP GM kit and I was just wondering if anyone had useful changes for 2E.

In my F2F games, I've been collecting everyone's skills that might come up for Secret checks, but I could pull that from profiles.


Maps and Handouts

Good day. I know someone posted this before but I can't seem to remember who posted it and where it was posted. But it was a format for character profiles in 2nd Edition. Could someone please direct me to that link?

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Here is a link to GM Blake's post for the PbP 2E template.

Linky


Maps and Handouts

Got it. Thanks letsuna. =)

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GM Aerondor wrote:
Do you know if there is any plan to PDF the guide. I find navigating the online one difficult - I never know if I have actually read everything.

I believe they said they are trying to make that happen, but I would imagine it's not at the top of the priority list regarding the guide. Also, they want the guide to be a living document, rather than something that gets updated once a year, so a PDF has the downside of potentially being out of date very quickly. I do know there are some folks working on improving the usability of the guide as well, so it may get easier soon.

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