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grimdog73 wrote:
could someone explain the special signups and why they have titles like soldier and champion beside them?

Normal/Hard mode, basically.

Soldier is supposed to be a little more difficult than a standard scenario.

Champion is hard mode. At some points, the difference is very noticeable.


Lady Ladile wrote:
Nope, most are on Paizo! You might have to scroll to the right a bit to see all the relevant info.

Aha! I am glad you said this. From the comments before, I thought they were only discord, and wasn't going to even check the sheet.

I will find 1 or 2 to signup.

Thx

Grand Lodge

ok....figured that was it....ty!


grimdog73 wrote:
could someone explain the special signups and why they have titles like soldier and champion beside them?

This particular PFS1 special has two levels of difficulty. They were officially described as:

Soldier - slightly harder than normal
Champion - hard mode

Each table has to be only one level of difficulty as the signups reflect this. If starting in Soldier mode then the table must continue in Soldier mode. Champion tables who are finding the difficulty too challenging may change to Soldier mode at any time but once they do so must continue in Soldier mode without the option to change back.

There are other differences as well. I may suggest we provide a write up so players are prepared.


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Siege of Gallowspire also has you bring along 3 of your other characters of 5th level or higher as Aid Characters.

The Aid Characters can die. The lower level they are, the more likely they are to die.

The abilities of the Aid Characters don’t matter, just the character level. They are used in a very abstract way to help with the mission.

Using a Pregen as an Aid Character is allowed, but they have very little chance of success.


Bretl wrote:
Siege of Gallowspire also has you bring along 3 of your other characters of 5th level or higher as Aid Characters.

Do these characters follow the 'one scenario at a time rule'? In other words, can those three characters be played in another PFS game while the Gallowspire is active?

Do the alternate characters receive a chronicle sheet?

Silver Crusade

The Aid characters do receive a benefit - but they don't get XP or PP.

I don't know if they're locked out of other games or not - which is more of an issue in PbP than face to face.

Shadow Lodge

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I would recommend against playing the aid characters even if they do not fall under the locked condition.


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The Aid Characters do not receive a chronicle sheet. Instead, you copy the one you get with your main character and use it as a boon on the Aid character.

I have been recommending people treat the Aid Characters as locked out. As a GM, I also refused an Aid Character as that character was going through Eyes of the Ten. There are special rules for that set of scenarios.

Grand Lodge

Given the risk of dying for an aid character, I think they are locked out of playing other games. Tyranius may have an official ruling for us.

Silver Crusade

Well, I may regret it, but I decided to give 'champion' a try. Who knows? I might even survive!

Shadow Lodge

I did! My paladin punched some mummies to death! While blind!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
TriShadow wrote:
Bretl wrote:
Siege of Gallowspire also has you bring along 3 of your other characters of 5th level or higher as Aid Characters.

Do these characters follow the 'one scenario at a time rule'? In other words, can those three characters be played in another PFS game while the Gallowspire is active?

Do the alternate characters receive a chronicle sheet?

As there is a higher than normal risk of death for each of your characters during this Special I would consider them locked out of other games for the time frame of the Special.

Even with the potential of death it is a very fun scenario! I highly recommend it and bringing aid characters,


I did the special High tier on my -1 as Champion. It was a blast!

Personally, I'd recommend not using your aid character in another game in case it died during the special.


Can CORE PCs be used as Aid Characters?


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

As I understand it, Core and Standard are separate campaigns. They should never be mixed.

Given that, I would say that the Aid characters must be of the same campaign type — which would make it really tough in Core to have 3 Aid Characters.

Grand Lodge

We're looking to potentially add a core table for those folks that have a bunch of core characters, but yeah I don't think we can cross the streams, as it were. Core characters and standard characters are in parallel universes.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Aldizog wrote:
Can CORE PCs be used as Aid Characters?

Core and Standard must be kept separate. We are in the process of adding a core table to the sign up sheet as we have identified a GM. Will let you all know once it has been added.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
GM Aerondor wrote:

No CORE tables of the PFS1 special :-(

edit: Or any PFS1 scenarios !!

*aghast look*

Core table has been added for the Pathfinder Special (Siege of Gallowspire). Please check the signup sheet found below if you wished to play Core.

Outpost III Player Sign up SHeet

Sovereign Court

Would have love to play CORE but I simply don't have enough CORE characters to send out at the same levels.

Silver Crusade

I was thinking of signing up for Siege of Gallowspire with my lvl 6 character but I have no idea what RPGG is, I've only ever played here on Paizo can someone explain what it is please?

Grand Lodge

xXCrusaderXx wrote:
I was thinking of signing up for Siege of Gallowspire with my lvl 6 character but I have no idea what RPGG is, I've only ever played here on Paizo can someone explain what it is please?

It’s RPG Geek...don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Boardgamegeek but it’s the RPG version of that site. I got my intro to play-by-post there. Here’s the link to their Pathfinder Society Guild there:

RPG Geek

Lantern Lodge

Well done on meeting the demand for CORE.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Thanks to Ilmakis for stepping up to GM!

Scarab Sages

So...I am not finding the PLAYER signups for Siege of Gallowspire. That's kind of an obstacle.

Grand Lodge

I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
So...I am not finding the PLAYER signups for Siege of Gallowspire. That's kind of an obstacle.

On the spreadsheet, it’s the tab labeled ‘PF1 Special Signups’. Are you not seeing that tab? Should be between the ‘Player Signups’ tab and the ‘SFS Special Signups’ tab...

Scarab Sages

I do see that...but despite the clear label at the top, there's nowhere for players to sign up.

EDIT: *sigh* Thank you, TOZ.

Shadow Lodge

Did you scroll to the right?

Edit: De nada.

Scarab Sages

It's just...hidden a bit too well - and not formatted the same way as the other Player Signups page (you'd think that would be a biggie, even f - I'm Hiding In Your Closet, godsdammit! You think I'm accustomed to things having very much WIDTH?!?).


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Hey guys,

I just wanted to check in. I just finished a 10 year play by post campaign and am starting my first Pathfinder Society character for another, much shorter game. I wanted to drop by and see what options we available for play by post or email games and get any advice you might have.

We did just start another 10 year campaign as well, but it is nice to have other characters and games for variety.


10-year PbP?!? wow... stamina award!

Scarab Sages

No kidding; there should be some kind of online business that organizes pastry deliveries or whatever for those who manage that kind of feat in online "hollow pursuits".


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Bosk DeOx wrote:

Hey guys,

I just wanted to check in. I just finished a 10 year play by post campaign and am starting my first Pathfinder Society character for another, much shorter game. I wanted to drop by and see what options we available for play by post or email games and get any advice you might have.

We did just start another 10 year campaign as well, but it is nice to have other characters and games for variety.

Welcome!

Many GMs may hold off starting new games right now as we have a convention beginning at the end of the month. Check out our event thread for more details.
Player signups can be found here.

You are clearly familiar with Play-by-Post. Do you have any specific questions about Society play?


I don't have any specific questions at this time. Today I am starting my first society character. She is a life oracle that I am playing as an elderly woman just starting her career. Starting out her ability to heal is impressive an she should become monster when it comes to supporting others.

My 10 year character was a combat focused cleric and my new one is a druid designed for combat. For this game I figured I would try something different. It is nice to know I can come here to find other games when this one ends.

Liberty's Edge

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Attention Outpost III Players.

We’ve had signups open for a week now and while a lot of tables have enough players to fire, we still have many openings including a number of tables that really need more players.

As such, starting now, we are raising the signup cap to 5 tables per player. You may also sign up for both the Pathfinder and Starfinder specials (these special count against your max table limit).

As always, sign up for more games only if you know you can handle posting regularly to all of them. This goes doubly for the specials. Please only sign up for both if you can be certain to post every day to both.

As a reminder for newer players, a character can only be played in one game at a time and you may only have a single character at a given table.

Thanks and happy gaming,
Mike Hallet
VL, Online Play

Signup link


Thank you. Unless something changes, I am at my limit until this current game is over.

I am curious. How long are the typical games here when playing by post?

Liberty's Edge

My experience is 6-8 weeks for a typical 4-hour scenario, but some groups do go faster and complete them closer to 4 weeks.


Michael Hallet wrote:
My experience is 6-8 weeks for a typical 4-hour scenario, but some groups do go faster and complete them closer to 4 weeks.

I concur with this.


Some also go longer. I played a 12-week scenario, and one I'm currently in is 8 with at least 2 to go and honestly probably 3-5 weeks to go.

My shortest has been 3 weeks, and it would have been 2 but some players thought it was too fast already.

6-8 weeks is a good range to set your expectations. As a GM, I aim for 6 but I warn players if it's less than 8 weeks to a milestone (e.g. 8 weeks before Thanksgiving I warn it may run over Thanksgiving, 8 weeks before Outpost I warned we may not finish before Outpost.

It's fine to ask what the expected pacing is during recruitment. The 2-week campaign had a GM that aggressively botted. The 12-week campaign went over two major US holidays so posting ground to a halt for several days each.


Thanks. Can you also tell me what the typically posting schedule is. Are players expected to post once a day or several. Is it typically Monday-Friday or seven days a week?


Depends on the GM, but usually the expectation is once per day during the week. Sometimes, the GM also expects one post during the weekend (i.e. either Saturday or Sunday, but not both).

GMs usually spell out expectations in their recruitment posts or sign-up sheets.

Liberty's Edge

Depends on the group. Most tables expect one post per day Monday-Friday and once over the weekend. If you need to be away for some reason, just let people know in the discussion thread, perhaps with some botting instructions if you are in the middle of an encounter.

Dark Archive

Hello everyone!

We are a long-term CORE party making our way through PFS Season 5. We are looking for a replacement core campaign character to join our group on our adventures. The group is fun and role-play oriented.

Most of the group is fourth level with 10xp.

We have been trading off the GM duties but there is no requirement that the person coming in GM if they don’t want to. What do we want? Someone who roleplays and has good chemistry with our team. We’ll also need someone who will fulfill group needs with a cast that rotates a bit as different people step up to GM.

Currently, our members are:

Damiar Apastron -- Mischievous Elven Bard Archer, twin to Iovo
Iovo Apastron -- Mischievous Elven Rogue / Wizard, twin to Damiar
Phinellippa Diotrice -- Inquisitive Gnome Wizard Illusionist with her familiar, The Amazing CoCo
Kleines Johann -- Strong and Stalwart Human Paladin of Irori
Rees Kovu -- Somewhat Paranoid Elven Ranger
Garif Stonetoe -- Well grounded Dwarven Druid with his black panther, Nico

If you think you have a character who's a good fit, post to our Recruitment Thread and tell us about yourself! We won’t necessarily be taking the first person to post, as there are a lot of factors we want to balance here.

Thanks for considering us!
Hmm

Shadow Lodge

Well then! If only I had a solid thought for my core blob.

Dark Archive

Grandmaster TOZ wrote:
Well then! If only I had a solid thought for my core blob.

What level is the afore-mentioned blob? Though... it looks like we've already got some cool Pathfinders applying!

Grand Lodge

I could use a few more players for Ghennet Manor Gauntlet if anyone is interested. For Outpost III

Sovereign Court

I've been bringing a group through the module Gallows of Madness. We've just completed the 2nd chapter and will be commencing the 3rd and final chapter, The Festering Blot, soon. Along the way, we've lost a player and I am wondering if anyone is interested to come in.

The party currently consists of a cleric, swashbuckler, fighter, wizard, and alchemist. They are all at level 3, but I can take a character from level 1-3. Each chapter is replayable for level 1 characters.

Please take a look at some of the expectations for my games. As I can only post once a day (which is also my request for the players), the game can move somewhat slowly. Please take note if you want to sign up. If you're still interested, please PM me directly, with a link to your character profile page. (Please don't post into the Discussion or Gameplay threads.)

Scarab Sages

Odd Question: Is there any reason I should feel nervous about coming here, like to expect encounters with humorless types who'd codemn me just for being the wacky scofflaw this avatar makes it obvious I am?

I'd have a lot more fun on these boards if I didn't somehow feel I always had to watch out for some sort of secret police.


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Random community member here: This is the most welcoming and kind community I've ever encountered on the internet. As long as you keep the forums "a fun and friendly place", I doubt you'll ever encounter any problems.

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