News about Gen Con 2014 and Official Call for Gen Con 2014 Volunteers

Monday, March 3, 2014

For Gen Con 2013, I advised last year that we planned to make it the biggest and best Gen Con yet. And it certainly was. We scheduled 1,400 tables of Pathfinder Society over the four days. We showed the world our GM 101 and GM 201 workshops, Kid's Beginner & Advanced Tracks, and Beginner Box Introductions, Parts 1 and 2. Gen Con was definitely a success and Paizo's biggest showing in history. But we can make it bigger and better!

Paizo will once again be a cosponsor at this year's show. What does that mean for Pathfinder Society? It means we return to the Sagamore Ballroom! We increase our playspace size, scheduling 150 to 170 tables per slot. Additionally, we also have two of the seven rooms that were used for Pathfinder Society last year. One of them will be used exclusively for Paizo seminars. The other room will have 10 tables and will be utilized for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game play.

We are planning to schedule 20 different scenarios, two Gen Con Specials, one Gen Con Exclusive, and two modules, We Be Goblins! and We Be Goblins Too! throughout the course of the convention.

The beginning of Season 6 Gen Con Special, The Paths We Choose, scheduled for Thursday night, will help us kick off Season 6 by showing off the achievements of many of the factions' Season 5 goals. As a tease, here is the short description as it will appear in the Gen Con catalog:

The failure of Mendev's wardstones set in motion not only a new crusade, but also catalyzed a change in the Society's various factions.

More information on the factions and surpirses upcoming will be offered in a series of blog posts later this year. This special is designed for levels 3—7.

The end of Season 5 Gen Con Special, Legacy of the Stonelords, scheduled for Friday night, will help us close Season 5 inside the Worldwound!

As a tease, here is the long description as it will appear in the Gen Con catalog:

At long last, the Pathfinders have reached the lost Sky Citadel Jormurdun only to find it already occupied by fiends and subterranean foes. The Society must mount an epic offense to explore the immense subterranean city while simultaneously driving off the squatters within. If they succeed, the Pathfinders may discover that the greatest prize is not the mountain fortress itself but the treasure that lies at its heart. The adventure concludes Season 5, Year of the Demon.

This Special is designed for levels 1—11.

The scenarios being scheduled for Gen Con are as follows:

Season 5

  • #5—06: You Have What You Hold
  • #5—08: The Confirmation
  • #5—09: The Traitor's Lodge
  • #5—10: Where Mammoths Dare Not Tread
  • #5—12: Destiny of the Sands, Part 1: A Bitter Bargain
  • #5—13: Weapon in the Rift
  • #5—15: Destiny of the Sands, Part 2: Race to Seeker's Folly
  • #5—16: Destiny of the Sands, Part 3: Sanctum of the Sages
  • #5—17: Fate of the Fiend
  • #5—18: The Stranger Within
  • #5—19: The Horn of Aroden
  • #5—20: The Sealed Gate
  • #5—21: The Merchant's Wake
  • #5—22: Scars of the Third Crusade
  • #5—23: Cairn of Shadows
  • #5—24: Assault on the Wound
  • #5—25: Vengeance at Sundered Crag

Season 6

  • #6—01: Trial by Machine
  • #6—02: The Silver Mount Collection
  • #6—03: The Technic Siege

We will be offering one exclusive on Saturday night. We will follow up Ruins of Bonekeep, Levels 1 and 2, with Bonekeep, Level 3: The Wakening Tomb also written by Jason. It is being designed for Tier 5—9 characters and again, will be particularly challenging and lethal. Ruins of Bonekeep, Level 3 will make its debut at Gen Con. We will only run level three one time at Gen Con so it will be a truly limited and exclusive event. On a side note, we will have a few tables running all three of the new Season 6 scenarios if you would rather not participate in this exclusive.

In regard to the Beginner Box Introductions, we have two different offerings again this year. During seven slots at Gen Con, we are setting aside six tables for these Beginner Box Introduction events. Both parts are scheduled with new players in mind. For Beginner Box Introductions, Part 1, it will allow for the first 45—60 minutes to be an exploration of the contents of the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box, explaining the rules, and reviewing the pregenerated characters. The final 4 hours of each slot will be playing through the four, 1-hour adventures. For Beginner Box Introductions, Part 2, the GM will assist players in advancing their character to third level. The Beginner Box Transitions, Player Pack, and GM Kit will be reviewed. Once those three free documents have been briefly covered, we will be offering up five 1-hour adventures as time permits. Much like the four adventures in part one, these will be utilizing only the Beginner Box rules.

For the Pathfinder's Kids' Track, we will be setting aside six tables at seven slots during the convention. We are focusing on players aged 6—12 and we will be using the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box for this as well. The Kids' Track is divided into two parts: the Beginner Track and the Advanced Track. Each kid's beginner track slot will be 2 hours long and each player will receive a check-off card. The first hour of each of the seven Kids' Beginner Track sessions teaches roleplay and rules, and reviews the pregenerated characters found in the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box. During the second hour, one of the four, 1-hour adventures used during the Beginner Box Bash will be played.

For the Kids' Advanced Track, we are focusing on children who participated in last year's Kids' Beginner Track, at a local Kids' Beginner Track session near their home, or for older children that have prior experience with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The GM at each of the 2-hour slots will help the children level their chosen character to third level. After leveling is complete, the GM will run one of five new adventures designed using the Beginner Box rules.

We will be running each of the nine different adventures multiple times throughout the convention to allow flexible scheduling for children and parents. We will be restricting tables to four children players and are requiring a parent or guardian be present with their child (or multiple children if they have two or more interested in participating) for the entire 2 hours. The parent or guardian will assist the child when needed. But, we want to make this a good and memorable experience for the kids that attend Gen Con, who often find little they can participate in, especially with others their own age. We will be scheduling 24, 2-hour tables per day on Thursday through Saturday, and 12, 2-hour tables on Sunday, for the Kids' Track, divided between the Beginner and Advanced Tracks.

If a child plays all four different adventures in the Beginner's Track, he will be able to present his check-off card to HQ and receive a special certificate that celebrates his accomplishments. If a child plays all five different adventures in the advanced track, she will be able to present her check-off card to HQ and receive a second, different special certificate. Both certificates can be used on the child's Pathfinder Society character if they did to advance from the Beginner Box to the full Core Rulebook rules and participate in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. We may also have other give-aways or special prizes, such as dice and miniatures, similar to last year. I will be very picky when choosing volunteer GMs for the Kids' Track. I prefer to have school teachers and other professionals with experience dealing with children. I will consider GMs who are parents even if they do not deal with children regularly in their profession. If you are volunteering to GM the Kids' Track, please make sure to include all of your credentials. Also, since these are scheduled as 2-hour blocks, a GM will be required to run two Kids' Track slots back to back in a 4-hour block to count as one slot of credit toward GM rewards.

We will be running a new set of Pathfinder Quests inside the Sagamore and I do have a very few spots of 5-hour blocks for any GM interested in running those for players as they show up and fill the quests tables.

We are also bringing back the popular GM 101 and GM 201 seminars and need instructors to oversee the running of both. Both seminars will be offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Finally, I need volunteers who have experience with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, to run demos in the Dealer Hall next to Paizo's booth, as well as run tables in a break out room next to Paizo's Seminar Room, from 8 a.m. until midnight Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. You can volunteer to work one or two 5-hour blocks each day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday ends at 4 pm) in the Dealer Hall. Volunteering for any demo time will count toward your GM reward credit below, but you still must have a minimum of seven, 5-hour sessions to qualify for a hotel room as a Tier 2 volunteer.

Now, let's talk about the GMs and volunteers we need to pull all of the above off and make it the biggest and best Gen Con ever.

I need a minimum of 350 volunteer GMs for Pathfinder Society games, Beginner Box Introductions, Kids' Track events, GM 101 and 201, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game demos. I'll continue taking volunteer GMs until the slots are filled, at which point I will create a waiting list in the event that a scheduled GM has to cancel their Gen Con trip for whatever reason. I also need a few Volunteer Assistants for each slot of the show. These folks will not GM during their volunteer slots, but will instead help me run Pathfinder Society HQ, including marshalling, collecting tickets, distributing GM packs, entering tracking sheets into the database, and will be our go-to guys and gals for all things Pathfinder Society. Keep in mind these are very limited and likely to fill up in the first hour after the blog goes live.

Below you will find the reward structure for volunteering at Gen Con 2014. Keep in mind that you're volunteering for slots, not a specific event. Those that are able to spice up their event by adding 3-D terrain, props that stand out and the like, will be given first consideration for specific events. I will let you know the slots and scenarios you have been assigned as soon as possible. You may designate what tier scenarios you wish to GM but this is not guaranteed to be filled. I will do the best I can to accommodate your requests. My target date to have all GMs their assigned schedules is April 4. This should allow you plenty of time to plan a schedule, before the May 18 event registration, with your friends and family who are also attending Gen Con 2014. Please let me know via email which days you will be at the convention and how many slots you are volunteering for at Gen Con 2014.

When you email me, I need you to include the following information in your email:

  • 1) What email is tied to your Gen Con account.
  • 2) What email is tied to your Paizo.com account and what your message board user name is.
  • 3) I need to know if you have received the purple goblin Pathfinder Society volunteer shirts at a previous show. If not, I need to know what size you wear.

Volunteer Tiers and Rewards

Tier 1 GM Volunteers

Tier 1 GM volunteers are invaluable to making the show a success. Tier 1 GMs must select and volunteer for a MINIMUM of 8 slots. Tier 1 GMs may feel free to volunteer for more than 8 slots if they so desire. I only have room for 160 Tier 1 GM volunteers so don't delay in volunteering for this tier. Volunteers will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, though I reserve the right to select volunteers who have previously worked for Paizo over new volunteers. Please do not volunteer for Tier 1 if you have any doubts that you won't be able to attend the show. Tier 1 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Marriott or J.W. Marriott Hotels
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
  • Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special PFS boon that gives the option of choosing a one-time complete rebuild of any level character OR the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, ratfolk, samsaran, suli, or vishkanya.

Tier 2 GM Volunteers

Tier 2 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 7 slots. I only have room for 120 Tier 2 GM volunteers so don't delay in volunteering for this tier — it fills up very quickly. Tier 2 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Marriott or J.W. Marriott Hotels
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
  • Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, ratfolk, suli, or vishkanya.

Tier 3 GM Volunteers

While the rewards for volunteering for this tier are smaller, the majority of my volunteers will come from Tier 3. Tier 3 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 6 slots. Tier 3 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
  • Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, suli or vishkanya.

Tier 4 GM Volunteers

Tier 4 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 5 slots. Tier 4 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.

Tier 5 GM Volunteers

This is the minimum volunteer level to receive shirts. Tier 5 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 4 slots. Tier 5 GMs receive:

  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.

Volunteering for One, Two, or Three Slots

  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
  • A special PFS boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.

    When Volunteering...

    Again, please be specific about what days and how many slots you are volunteering for. I will assign folks to slots and scenarios on an as-needed basis. I will update the needs in the thread below as I receive volunteers, so you may look there to remain up to date on where we still need help. You must have a gencon.com account and you must include your email tied to your Gen Con account in your email or I won't be able to get you a badge (obviously this is only for volunteers who are volunteering for 5 or more slots). Include your Paizo.com email account so I can make sure you receive the scenarios in your downloads. Finally, I need to know if you have received the purple goblin Pathfinder Society volunteer shirst in the past. If not, I need to know what size.

    The time slots are as follows:

    Slot 1: Thursday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

    Slot 2: Thursday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

    Slot 3: Thursday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #1 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Slot 4: Friday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

    Slot 5: Friday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

    Slot 6: Friday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Special)

    Slot 7: Saturday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

    Slot 8: Saturday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

    Slot 9: Saturday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #2 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Slot 10: Sunday 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

    All Gen Con 2014 volunteers please email me at mike.brock@paizo.com with the subject line “Gen Con Volunteer - Tier X.”

    Thanks in advance for volunteering and have a great spring and summer convention season!

    Mike Brock
    Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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    Scarab Sages ****

    Awesome news on the 3 new Special/Exclusives. Can't wait to make my Ratfolk Character.

    The Exchange *****

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    Does anybody even go to this stuff anymore? ;p

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

    #5-10: Where Mammoths Dare not tread slots are now all full.

    Liberty's Edge *****

    Wow Mike.

    Nice schedule of planned events. Application already sent in for a Tier 1 GM

    Now to get that set of 3-D dungeon terrain set for Society.

    I look forward to the end of Season 5 and the beginning at Gencon 14

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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    Just FYI, Kids Track and BB Intros will be moved back into the sagamore!

    *****

    So many awesome scenarios! Now I'll have to make a ratfolk to play through Rats of Round Mountain.

    *****

    Note, your schedule at the bottom says 3 new season 5 scenarios, rather than 3 new season 6 scenarios.

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

    Pirate Rob wrote:
    Note, your schedule at the bottom says 3 new season 5 scenarios, rather than 3 new season 6 scenarios.

    Thanks. Missed that. It is the Season 6 scenarios that will be offered at the same time as Bonekeep.

    Scarab Sages ****

    Tier 3 for me again. Just sent in my application. Great time last year, looking forward to it.

    Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵

    Every time I read over this announcement I get even more excited just looking at the scenario names and exclusive/special teasers. This is going to be great!

    Dark Archive *****

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

    Wonder if Pat Burell makes an appearance in 6-01?

    Shadow Lodge ****

    Wow.

    I didn't think Season 6 could top Season 5, but it looks like you guys are going to pull it off.

    *****

    Also I'm a little confused on the specials/exclusives...

    The beginning of Season 6 Gen Con Special, The Paths We Choose, scheduled for Thursday night...

    Slot 3: Thursday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #1 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Is this a special or an exclusive? (ie. Will it be playable at future conventions)

    ---

    The end of Season 5 Gen Con Special, Legacy of the Stonelords, scheduled for Friday night, will help us close Season 5 inside the Worldwound!

    Slot 6: Friday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Special)

    This one seems to be clearly the new special, interesting that it is for wrapping up season 5 rather than beginning season 6.

    ---

    Ruins of Bonekeep, Level 3 will make its debut at Gen Con. We will only run level three one time at Gen Con so it will be a truly limited and exclusive event

    Slot 9: Saturday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #2 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Does this mean that Bonekeep 3 will never be playable at other conventions etc?

    Liberty's Edge **

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    Starfinder Superscriber

    So... What I'm taking away from this is that season 6 will have ROBOTS! NUMERIA!!!

    The Exchange ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

    I really like this change to a "wrap-up" scenario for the previous season paired with an intro for the new season. Gives a great sense of closure.

    Excited about Bonekeep 3, wondering what this means for Bonekeep 4.

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

    I've put my name into the mix, and am extremely excited to get the chance to go! Going "All In" for the tier 1 experience!

    After 30 years of wanting to go to Gen Con, I am now gonna go (I hope)!! W00t!

    Email sent... excitement rising to insanely high levels!

    The Exchange *****

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

    E-mail sent!

    Liberty's Edge *****

    Email sent! I did 5 tables of Glass River last year and it was exhausting but a blast. Looking forward to it again this year.

    Lantern Lodge *****

    Mikekydd wrote:
    So... What I'm taking away from this is that season 6 will have ROBOTS! NUMERIA!!!

    That is my hope as well :)

    Shadow Lodge ****

    Email sent! So excited that I'll get to go to Gencon this year.

    Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

    Sadly can't make it this year, Even more Sad because it looks like I will miss out on Bonekeep 3 :(.

    It is going to be the First GenCon I have missed* since Pathfinder Society Started :(.

    *Technically GenCon 08 I was at GenCon UK

    Edit: ARGH!!! I really wanted to GM Bonekeep Part 3 :(

    *****

    Dragnmoon wrote:

    Sadly can't make it this year, Even more Sad because it looks like I will miss out on Bonekeep 3 :(.

    It is going to be the First GenCon I have missed* since Pathfinder Society Started :(.

    *Technically GenCon 08 I was at GenCon UK

    I'll smuggle you out some delicious tears and ripped up character sheets.

    Liberty's Edge Digital Products Assistant

    Updated the name of the Gen Con Special to "Legacy of the Stonelords" rather than "Legacy of the Stormlords"

    Silver Crusade ****

    Why do I forsee some PaizoCon grumblers about not getting to play the Season 5 ending special?

    Hmm..:
    It might me because I am kind of one of them. I don't mind our Season 6 one.. But I am investing all this time into Season Five, and I am not going to get to play the Season Ending Special? That I have been preparing a character for ALL YEAR? Boo.

    Anyway.. I can only afford one. And PaizoCon is my choice. I do not regret my choice, and I look forward to being a part of the awesomeness that is PaizoCon 2014. :)

    *****

    Should I play Bonekeep 3 on my Bonekeep 1 and 2 character? I'd have to not play him really at all until Gencon... Or I could wait until Bonekeep 4 comes out and play all four on the same character using GM stars for replays? Decision too hard! Accidentally set character sheet on fire!

    Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Agent, Florida—Melbourne aka trollbill

    Talgeron wrote:
    Should I play Bonekeep 3 on my Bonekeep 1 and 2 character? I'd have to not play him really at all until Gencon... Or I could wait until Bonekeep 4 comes out and play all four on the same character using GM stars for replays? Decision too hard! Accidentally set character sheet on fire!

    Take a look at the ARs you got from Bonekeep 1 & 2. Odds are you have boons that will make each successive playing of Bonekeep harder. So if Bonekeep 1 & 2 were too easy for that character, go ahead and play 3 & 4 with him.

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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    Pirate Rob wrote:

    Also I'm a little confused on the specials/exclusives...

    The beginning of Season 6 Gen Con Special, The Paths We Choose, scheduled for Thursday night...

    Slot 3: Thursday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #1 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Is this a special or an exclusive? (ie. Will it be playable at future conventions)

    ---

    The end of Season 5 Gen Con Special, Legacy of the Stonelords, scheduled for Friday night, will help us close Season 5 inside the Worldwound!

    Slot 6: Friday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Special)

    This one seems to be clearly the new special, interesting that it is for wrapping up season 5 rather than beginning season 6.

    ---

    Ruins of Bonekeep, Level 3 will make its debut at Gen Con. We will only run level three one time at Gen Con so it will be a truly limited and exclusive event

    Slot 9: Saturday 7 P.M. to Midnight (Gen Con Exclusive #2 and three new Season 5 scenarios)

    Does this mean that Bonekeep 3 will never be playable at other conventions etc?

    Slot 3 should read Special instead of exclusive. And yes, it will be available to regional conventions.

    So, two specials and one exclusive. Bonekeep is the only exclusive.

    *****

    Michael Brock wrote:

    Slot 3 should read Special instead of exclusive. And yes, it will be available to regional conventions.

    So, two specials and one exclusive. Bonekeep is the only exclusive.

    Thank you very much for clearing this up.

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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    Lady Ophelia wrote:

    Why do I forsee some PaizoCon grumblers about not getting to play the Season 5 ending special?

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Anyway.. I can only afford one. And PaizoCon is my choice. I do not regret my choice, and I look forward to being a part of the awesomeness that is PaizoCon 2014. :)

    Good thing we are running the play test for it at PaizoCon ;-)


    I look forward to smashing faces in all the specials/exclusives. Can't wait to return to GenCon...first one since it moved. Was at the last one in Milwaukee and all I did was flop cards.

    *****

    trollbill wrote:
    Take a look at the ARs you got from Bonekeep 1 & 2. Odds are you have boons that will make each successive playing of Bonekeep harder. So if Bonekeep 1 & 2 were too easy for that character, go ahead and play 3 & 4 with him.

    I dunno if easy is the right word, but I did only die in one of them... Hmmm...

    I still have prestige! Bring it on, Bonekeep 3!

    Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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    Talgeron wrote:
    trollbill wrote:
    Take a look at the ARs you got from Bonekeep 1 & 2. Odds are you have boons that will make each successive playing of Bonekeep harder. So if Bonekeep 1 & 2 were too easy for that character, go ahead and play 3 & 4 with him.

    I dunno if easy is the right word, but I did only die in one of them... Hmmm...

    I still have prestige! Bring it on, Bonekeep 3!

    Sounds like I need to tell Jason to ramp it up a bit ;-)

    ***

    So Mike, no season 0 to 4 scenarios offered this year?

    Bonekeep 3 sounds .... intriguing

    Any official Midnight Madness in the works?

    Silver Crusade ****

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    Wait... Did you say DOUBLE SPECIALS?? That's better than DOUBLE RAINBOWS!

    I guess I can be content with double specials. :)

    Giving me a reason to keep GMing in the fall huh? Drats. :)

    ***

    Mattastrophic wrote:

    Oooof, the two Specials are 3-7 and 1-11, ouch! That's... unfortunate.

    -Matt

    Nope:

    Thursday Special 3-7
    Friday Special 1-11
    Saturday Bonekeep Exclusive 5-9

    Just no 12+ this year.

    Grand Lodge ****

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    Granny Edelsteen: Legacy of the Stonelords!?! Oooh-maah!
    I'll be right there fighting alongside me kin!

    ("Stonelord" is referring to the special class of Dwarven Paladin, right? And Legacy of the Stonelords is set at 3-7, right?)

    Scarab Sages ****

    Legacy of the Stonelords is the Season 5 end special that is 1-11.

    Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

    My suspicions on why Bonekeep part 3 is a GenCon Exclusive only...

    This year they released Bonekeep Part 1 as the 4 star exclusive scenario which upset some of us because it was not really exclusive at that point anymore because it had been out for awhile and played at a bunch of conventions. Having Bonekeep part 3 a GenCon only Exclusive would allow Paizo to release that as a 4 star Exclusive either next or the following year without the same complaints of this year...

    Or I am totally wrong and Bonekeep Part 3 will only ever be run this one time at GenCon, I hope that is not the case.

    Grand Lodge ****

    Cheers. This means I don't need to ration games for my Stonemother :)

    ****

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

    Nothing for seekers.....I was hoping that Siege of the Diamond City signaled a change in level brackets for big Specials.

    Sorry...but that kinda sucks.

    Scarab Sages ****

    Bonekeep 2 was labeled as a GenCon Exclusive, how about we don't read into things as much as you are.

    Soluzar- My suspicion would be that since developing 12+ content, for a limited group of people both at GenCon and most other conventions, is much harder to balance and since we are getting not 1, but 2 new specials and an Exclusive seeker content was skipped. I see this as a positive thing.

    Dark Archive *****

    woohooo submitted my schedule request...

    should have my 4th star by next month so soon to be 5th muahahah

    Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

    Chris Mullican wrote:
    Bonekeep 2 was labeled as a GenCon Exclusive, how about we don't read into things as much as you are.

    I am assuming you did not mean to make that sound as rude as it seems? Absolutely nothing wrong with innocent speculation, and I have been doing so since forever here on the boards and will continue to do so.

    Sorry if my comment offended you.

    Edit: to continue speculation, you are correct Chris, last year did say it was an exclusive, though the wording was different with this year making it sound like it will be only run at Gen Con.

    Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

    Sounds sweet. Wish I could hit GenCon this year.

    Shadow Lodge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka thistledown

    Just put in for my 6. First time GMing at Gencon, figured I'd take it easy. Still debated with myself for an hour between 6 games and 7.

    Gar! The hotel block is already sold out. Would have been nice to have this up when there were still hotels in the area. The 1/4 hotel not actually being usable is what made me decide to only do 6 games.

    Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

    thistledown wrote:

    Just put in for my 6. First time GMing at Gencon, figured I'd take it easy. Still debated with myself for an hour between 6 games and 7.

    Gar! The hotel block is already sold out. Would have been nice to have this up when there were still hotels in the area. The 1/4 hotel not actually being usable is what made me decide to only do 6 games.

    Yeah the hotels once again filled up quick this year. This year as well they had to stop adding people to the waiting list because it got to large.

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    Swiftbrook wrote:

    So Mike, no season 0 to 4 scenarios offered this year?

    Bonekeep 3 sounds .... intriguing

    Any official Midnight Madness in the works?

    No

    Yes it does

    No

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    thistledown wrote:

    Just put in for my 6. First time GMing at Gencon, figured I'd take it easy. Still debated with myself for an hour between 6 games and 7.

    Gar! The hotel block is already sold out. Would have been nice to have this up when there were still hotels in the area. The 1/4 hotel not actually being usable is what made me decide to only do 6 games.

    I still have a fair many rooms left, even with about 60 emails to go through.

    Liberty's Edge *

    Yeah, the rooms provided by paizo are in an already reserved block, not in the general public block.

    -Michael

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