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Grand Lodge

Yes, same here.


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post | League Group | TL;DR Group |

Apologies to those who have been waiting for an 'official' announcement but unlimited player signups for PbP Gameday VIII are now open. This means that you may sign up to play as many games as you think you can handle*. That said, please take care to be responsible and avoid signing up for more than you can reasonably keep up with as it can become quite the burden on your fellow GMs and players to have people dropping out mid-game.

You can find the signup spreadsheet for games here.

Enjoy and Happy Gaming!
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*Though SFS #2-00 Fate of the Scoured God may be played for credit once in each tier, we are currently restricting players to one signup for Gameday. We plan to offer this particular special again in the not-too-distant future and would rather not see the majority of our SFS players burn through their opportunities to play it all in one shot.

Dark Archive

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

Cross-posting to make sure everyone gets the word.

Hey GMs --

We regret to tell you that we have to cancel SFS 2-00 for PBP Gameday. We are rescheduling it for Outpost III in March 2020.

HILARY, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

We had some unhappy news regarding the SFS 2-00 special today. The OPF leadership team told me today that they want to reserve new specials to the face-to-face conventions for the first six months. This is to help local conventions fill their tables for specials.

Although this is profoundly disappointing, I know that we will have a great run of SFS 2-00 at Outpost III. Also, we online GMs want the local conventions to have their chance to be great too.

HILARY, I PLANNED ON RUNNING 2-00! WHAT DO I RUN NOW?

The good news is that I negotiated with Tonya to allow us to resubmit our scenario support request. If you were running 2-00, please resubmit for something else on the GM form. Here is the link to that GM form:

https://forms.gle/8hGUxNbEFJfewfdDA

Please fill out the request for your new tables by July 31st. Please only add your replacements for 2-00. For my sanity, don’t submit unless you were involved with the SFS special. Thanks!

HILARY, 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.

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.

Hugs,

Hmm

Grand Lodge

How many specials will we then have at Outpost III?


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post
neodam wrote:
How many specials will we then have at Outpost III?

At this time we still plan for two. Nothing has changed for Outpost III as we were going to offer SFS 2-00 then anyway. We also plan to offer PFS(1) 10-98.

Grand Lodge

GM Numbat wrote:
neodam wrote:
How many specials will we then have at Outpost III?
At this time we still plan for two. Nothing has changed for Outpost III as we were going to offer SFS 2-00 then anyway. We also plan to offer PFS(1) 10-98.

That is change for me personally. That way there is a chance that I will not be able to play both specials. Because of the limit of just one special per player.

In my country we play just one special per year as a face to face game (there is always a chance that I will not be able to go.) :)

One more question. Will we have RETROCON next year?
I didn't play:
S03-SPECIAL Blood Under Absalom (1-11)
S05-SPECIAL Siege of the Diamond City (1-15)
S08-00: The Cosmic Captive (1-11)


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Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post
neodam wrote:
GM Numbat wrote:
neodam wrote:
How many specials will we then have at Outpost III?
At this time we still plan for two. Nothing has changed for Outpost III as we were going to offer SFS 2-00 then anyway. We also plan to offer PFS(1) 10-98.

That is change for me personally. That way there is a chance that I will not be able to play both specials. Because of the limit of just one special per player.

In my country we play just one special per year as a face to face game (there is always a chance that I will not be able to go.) :)

One more question. Will we have RETROCON next year?
I didn't play:
S03-SPECIAL Blood Under Absalom (1-11)
S05-SPECIAL Siege of the Diamond City (1-15)
S08-00: The Cosmic Captive (1-11)

That information is important for us to be aware of. Thank you. We will try to take that into consideration when making decisions regarding both Outpost III and the possibility of offering SFS 2-00 in the future. While nothing will change for the current PbP Gameday, we have started to discuss how to gather useful data to pass to the Organized Play leadership. We believe decisions are made with the intent of encouraging the long term health of the overall community and we wish to support that process.

I have not yet been involved in discussions regarding another Retrocon, so can not at this time provide any information. I am sure we will begin that process relatively soon though probably not until after Gen Con at the earliest.

Grand Lodge

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GM Numbat wrote:
neodam wrote:
GM Numbat wrote:
neodam wrote:
How many specials will we then have at Outpost III?
At this time we still plan for two. Nothing has changed for Outpost III as we were going to offer SFS 2-00 then anyway. We also plan to offer PFS(1) 10-98.

That is change for me personally. That way there is a chance that I will not be able to play both specials. Because of the limit of just one special per player.

In my country we play just one special per year as a face to face game (there is always a chance that I will not be able to go.) :)

One more question. Will we have RETROCON next year?
I didn't play:
S03-SPECIAL Blood Under Absalom (1-11)
S05-SPECIAL Siege of the Diamond City (1-15)
S08-00: The Cosmic Captive (1-11)

That information is important for us to be aware of. Thank you. We will try to take that into consideration when making decisions regarding both Outpost III and the possibility of offering SFS 2-00 in the future. While nothing will change for the current PbP Gameday, we have started to discuss how to gather useful data to pass to the Organized Play leadership. We believe decisions are made with the intent of encouraging the long term health of the overall community and we wish to support that process.

I have not yet been involved in discussions regarding another Retrocon, so can not at this time provide any information. I am sure we will begin that process relatively soon though probably not until after Gen Con at the earliest.

This is not just about SFS 2-00 it is about all specials. Ideal solution will be that there is no limitation on the number of specials you can play. Again, if you sign for one special there is possibility that you will be left without open seats for second special. :)

I hope that we will have RETROCON next year. I think that's what I'm saying on behalf of all of us who did not start playing Pathfinder from the very beginning of his existence.

Sovereign Court

Gallows of Madness

The limitation on the number of specials is only during the initial sign-up. That restriction was lifted on 22 Jul. That was primarily to ensure sufficient spread across the specials, especially for others who come to know of Gameday late. I understand your concern about not finding a seat for the other special, but that's why there's also waitlist and we would have done what we can to form enough tables for those waitlisted. Of course, it's a moot point now though. :)

The Exchange

Female Ifrit Rogue 4 | AC: 19/14/- | HP: 30/32 | Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +0 (+2 to all vs fire/light) | CMB +3, CMD 17 | Init +6 | Perc +5 (+1 vs surprise)

Polling question: when you have a character who hasn't played at level 2 yet, and you decide to go in a completely different direction but it's much too late to change the name, what do you all do? Make a different alias and keep using the same number? Give up and make a new character? Do any of you as GMs pay attention to names when you're reporting a game?


"Nako" Female NG skittermander spacefarer soldier 2 | HP 16/16 SP 16/18 | RP 4/5 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +3 | Init: +5 | Perc: +0, SM: +0; low-light vision | Speed 35ft | Active conditions: None.

I just keep the name and change the character. TBH I never really find my character's personality for the first few adventures anyways.


I've done this in the past. I keep the name for the PFS character, but create a new alias if I'm playing that character online on the forums here. I've never known it to be a problem for reporting, since it keeps the same PFS-#.

Grand Archive

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Male Human Teacher 2/Librarian 1

I have a handful of PCs with names I wish I could change after having played them in PbP. Like the previous people have said, it doesn't affect reporting, though it does autofill in your PCs name when you type in the PFS number, so there is a chance some games for your PC might have the incorrect name. Since everything is tied to the character number though, it doesn't really matter.

Lesson I've learned, play every PC as an alias from now on. A little late for me for 1e, but I'll try to stick to that in 2e.

Sovereign Court

I do the same as above, but I make a point to mention this to the GM when I field the character to prevent confusion.

Grand Archive

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Male Human Teacher 2/Librarian 1

Just letting everyone know that "Replays" have been distributed. I can't confirm if they have been given out to all players, or just some, but if you check your Organized play tab > GM/Event Coordinator, you can see how many you have. You may need to press "refresh points" to see them.

For reference, I have 133 sessions and 3 stars for 8 replays.
1 friend has 259 sessions with 3 starts for 18 replays.
Friend 2 has 17 sessions with 1 star for 6 replays.

Silver Crusade

Organized Play > GM/Event Coordinator wrote:

You have 1 table of credit for Pathfinder Society.

You have 0 tables of credit for Starfinder Society.

You have 10 Replays.

So, what does this mean?

Grand Archive

Male Human Teacher 2/Librarian 1

It means you've GMed all of 1 game and somehow have more free replays than me and my second friend there, which is really strange, unless you've played more games than me I suppose. Any chance you have more than 132 played games?

For replay information, it allows you to replay a scenario you've already played, but with a different character. Without a replay, the only games you can play more than once are level 1-2s and scenarios marked as "evergreen" like the Halflight Path.

Silver Crusade

zer0darkfire wrote:
It means you've GMed all of 1 game and somehow have more free replays than me and my second friend there, which is really strange, unless you've played more games than me I suppose. Any chance you have more than 132 played games?

Nope, my quick estimate from my organized play page is 115-120 reported across all my characters.

How does one use a replay that's in the system like this, as opposed to a paper boon?

Grand Archive

Male Human Teacher 2/Librarian 1
Zin Z'arin wrote:
zer0darkfire wrote:
It means you've GMed all of 1 game and somehow have more free replays than me and my second friend there, which is really strange, unless you've played more games than me I suppose. Any chance you have more than 132 played games?

Nope, my quick estimate from my organized play page is 115-120 reported across all my characters.

How does one use a replay that's in the system like this, as opposed to a paper boon?

If you go to your sessions tab, you can easily see how many you've played.

My friend sent me this information: According to Tonya you go to the Boons tab and there'll be a widget to assign a replay boon to a character
You print that boon out, present it to your GM at the start of the session (or send it to them digitally for online), and then keep the signed copy of the boon with your chronicle


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Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post | League Group | TL;DR Group |

The thread discussing the new Replay option can be found over in the Pathfinder Society forum. Here's a quick link for those who are curious and/or have questions :)

Dark Archive

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

Folks, keep in mind that with Gameday we have games across many different sites and mediums:

  • Roll for Combat (Discord)
  • RPGGeek
  • Mythweavers
  • Cosmic Crit (Discord)

    There are even open PFS Special slots on each of them. Don't be afraid to try another medium for a single game or heck, even two. We are all part of one Online Region. If you are unsure of how to format or play at that website, now is the time to sign up and give it a try. There are plenty of people at each location that will help guide you through the process.


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    "Nako" Female NG skittermander spacefarer soldier 2 | HP 16/16 SP 16/18 | RP 4/5 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +3 | Init: +5 | Perc: +0, SM: +0; low-light vision | Speed 35ft | Active conditions: None.
    Tyranius wrote:
    Folks, keep in mind that with Gameday we have games across many different sites and mediums:

    And if people are fans of the Occult handbook, you may find many different mediums across many different sites.


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    Way of the Kirin Games I've Played (Session Tracker)

    And if you're a fan of halflings and the Occult handbook and your character's backstory involves him fleeing from the law you may have a small medium at large.


    The Midnight Mirror | The Mosquito Witch | The Elven Entanglement

    Perform (percussion): 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (17) + 6 = 23
    The halfling bard plays a rimshot to accent EbonFist's humor.

    Sovereign Court

    Tyranius wrote:

    Folks, keep in mind that with Gameday we have games across many different sites and mediums:

  • Roll for Combat (Discord)
  • RPGGeek
  • Mythweavers
  • Cosmic Crit (Discord)

    There are even open PFS Special slots on each of them. Don't be afraid to try another medium for a single game or heck, even two. We are all part of one Online Region. If you are unsure of how to format or play at that website, now is the time to sign up and give it a try. There are plenty of people at each location that will help guide you through the process.

  • Where would we need to look for Discord sign ups? I tried it once and had a good enough time to consider doing it more regularly.


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    Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post | League Group | TL;DR Group |

    On the signup spreadsheet all of the Discord games *should* have a link to their respective lodges but if you want a broader look at our other lodge options you can find them linked in this post :)

    Sovereign Court

    Oooo thanks!

    Liberty's Edge

    If any of you are playing Siege of Gallowspire at Gen Con and have tickets for tier 7-8, I've started a pre-muster thread.

    If you have tickets for tier 7-8 (Champion) and are interested in joining my family's table of four level 9 PCs, Docchicago and I would be delighted to play face-to-face with a couple of our fellow Flaxseed Lodge members.


    Male

    Would the following players please report to the discussion thread for Gameday VIII PFS # 10-01 Oathbreakers Die.

    Khani Sidare
    Vorros Scribbleback
    Karnak Sourtooth
    Waggi
    Rogar Duskforge

    On the signup sheet this was originally showing to run on RPGGeek. That was a mixup and has been fixed. It will be run on Paizo.


    I've never played a game in Discord - do they tend to run faster than PBP games?

    Silver Crusade

    They can, especially since it’s easier to be notified of posts/DMs.

    Dark Archive

    HP: 9/9 l AC: 16, T 14, FF 13 l CMD 14 l F +3, R +5, W +3 l Plant Focus (1 min/day), L1: 2/2 l Init +3 l Senses: Perception +6, Darkvision 60 ft., Low-Light Vision
    Skills:
    Handle Animal +4, Kn. Dungeoneering/Nature +4, Kn. Geography/History +5, Linguistics +5
    Male NG Vine Leshy Hunter (Plant Master) 1 l Active Condtions:

    Hello lovely Lodge Folks! We have a great little Confirmation group seeking a replacement GM to finish us out before PbP Gameday, as our current GM seems to have disappeared. For anyone concerned about bandwidth we're quite literally on our way towards the final encounter and we're a group of regular and active posters so it shouldn't take much time to see us through to the end :)

    Gameplay is here and Discussion is here.

    Thanks!


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    Choptop's Confirmation Map | Posts unlikely on 1st + 2nd Thursday each month and Tuesday + Thursday mornings

    I posted in Discussion already: I am willing to finish that last encounter for you, if you're okay with being mostly delayed until after GenCon.

    Dark Archive

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

    Thanks Socrates!


    Choptop's Confirmation Map | Posts unlikely on 1st + 2nd Thursday each month and Tuesday + Thursday mornings

    It's the least I could do; almost every player in that game has GMed a game for me before, and I have been on the other end of these GM searches plenty of times.

    Procedural Question:
    So far it looks like the players are on board with me finishing it. Assuming that remains the case, should I add the original GM as a 7th player since he ran the great majority of the scenario?

    I assume that GMing the last encounter does not earn me credit for one of my own characters.

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    Male

    Pretty sure if you finish it, you get the credit...

    Lantern Lodge

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    Sign up sheet Dragon.

    Protocol is normally writing to the GM to check they are not coming back, and then finishing and reporting it. You do get the chronicle.

    I think for the repeatables, adding the GM as a 7th player would be a nice touch - though knowing which character number to give the chronicle to may be an issue.


    male human

    Maybe not the place to ask this, but does anyone know if there are PFS Character sheets where you can manipulate the format?

    I write big and I'm getting older, so it's a bit hard to see/fill out some of the areas of the sheets. I was looking to re-arrange and expand the sheets. For example, take the skill section and make it one page, the rest of the first page it's own page, etc.

    Sovereign Court

    Can I use one pfs charto play more than one pbp game?

    Silver Crusade

    Muzouka wrote:
    Can I use one pfs charto play more than one pbp game?

    Not at the same time no. Nor are you allowed to play that same character in real life while he or she is involved in a PbP game.

    Sovereign Court

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    Do the games require a specific die roller? What do you guys use?


    There's dice expressions in the formatting options below where you type your post.
    Simple d20: 1d20 ⇒ 17
    is {dice=Simple d20}1d20{/dice}
    replacing the {} with []

    Sovereign Court

    Is the opf# the same as my organized play id?

    Grand Lodge

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    There are more important things to obsess over Like opinions, everybody has one Jack-of-all-trades, master of some

    Congrats on the Campaign Coin, Hilary, and your new 3-digit org play number!

    Earned and well-deserved!

    Larry


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    "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // PBP Gameday VIII Player Signups // PbP GM Kit // Aeon Throne MapsPlayer Folder // Pact World Warriors //

    Thank you, Larry! It was a such a lovely surprise!

    Muzouka wrote:
    Is the opf# the same as my organized play id?

    Yes indeedy!

    Hmm

    Lantern Lodge

    Sign up sheet Dragon.

    Very nice be to recognised, and very well deserved.

    Liberty's Edge

    Venture-Agent, Online (Myth Weavers)
    Muzouka wrote:
    Is the opf# the same as my organized play id?

    Yes, we've been moving away from calling it a PFS number now that Starfinder Society is part of the Organized Play Foundation.


    Old habits going to die hard - PFSID for lyfe! :p


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    Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

    @Muzouka - Welcome to the Flaxseed Lodge and to PFS PbP! It's always a delight to see new faces here :)

    Based on a quick peek at your profile and from your posts, it seems that you're already at least somewhat familiar with how PFS in general works, correct? If so, making to jump to PbP isn't very difficult at all though it does take a little getting used to.

    If you scroll to the very top of this page/campaign, you'll see a sea of different links to different things of interest. In particular, you'll see Getting Ready for PFS PbP which 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 addition, 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:

    Starfinder Society - Castamir's Flaxseed Station
    Pathfinder Society 2nd Edition - Cottonseed Lodge
    Adventure Card Guild - Flaxseed On Deck

    Liberty's Edge

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    Venture-Agent, Online (Myth Weavers)

    We also have some non-Paizo lodges. They are typically smaller lodges and don't have quite as many games going on but if you can't find a game you are looking for here, they might be worth giving a try.

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

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