Gen Con 2015 News and Official Call for Volunteers!

Monday, February 23, 2015

I was advised last year that we needed to plan to make Gen Con 2014 the biggest and best yet. And it certainly was! We scheduled 1,500 tables of Pathfinder Society during the convention. We showed the world our Kid's Beginner & Advanced Tracks, as well as the Pathfinder Beginner Box Introductions, Parts 1 and 2. We debuted the Silverhex Chronicles Quests. We hosted more than 20 seminars. And we launched the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild! Gen Con was definitely a success and Paizo's biggest showing in history. But we can make it bigger and better this year!

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 and we get the entire room! We increase our playspace size, scheduling 180 tables per slot. We are moving the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild into the Sagamore Ballroom and assigning 20 tables that will be utilized just for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game play. At Gen Con 2015, we're also debuting the Adventure Card Guild Open, a tournament play option using tables of four players and pre-set scenarios with no randomized elements; Tanis will share more about this even in an upcoming blog. In addition, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game demos will be run during every hour that the dealer hall is open.

Additionally, we have one of the 7 rooms that were used for Pathfinder Society in 2013. It will be used exclusively for more than 20 Paizo seminars.

We are planning to schedule 17 different scenarios, four Gen Con Specials, 2 modules, We Be Goblins! and We Be Goblins Too!, and six new quests that utilize the new Occult Adventures hardcover throughout the course of the convention.

Specific Scenarios at Gen Con 2015

Tier 1-2

Tier 1-5

Tier 3-7

Tier 5-9

Tier 7-11

All Tiers and Specials

  • A Tier 1-11 multi-table interactive Special "Siege of Serpents" on Thursday night
  • A second Tier 1-11 multi-table interactive Special in which the Society reassembles and activates the Sky Key (Friday night)
  • A bonus Special "True Dragons of Absalom," in which the players portray unlikely allies of the Pathfinder Society using unique pregenerated kobold characters (Saturday night)
  • The "Serpents Rise" Special in which the PCs are agents of the Aspis Consortium bent on sabotaging the Pathfinder Society. Special pregenerated characters are provided for this event on Sunday morning.

Note: After Gen Con, the "Serpents Rise" pregenerated event will become available to all 4-and 5-Star GMs to run as exclusives in their local areas. Additionally, the "True Dragons of Absalom" special will become available to all 5-Star GMs to run as exclusive events in their local areas.

Beginner Box and Kid's Track

We have two different Beginner Box Introductions offerings again this year. During 7 slots at Gen Con, we are setting aside 5 tables for these Beginner Box Introduction events. Both parts are scheduled with new players in mind. Beginner Box Introductions, Part 1 allows 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 hours of each slot involve playing through the 4 one-hour adventures. In 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 3 free documents have been briefly covered, we will be offering up five, one-hour adventures as time permits. Much like the 4 adventures in part one, these utilize only the Beginner Box rules.

For the Pathfinder's Kids' Track, we will be setting aside 5 tables at 7 slots during the convention. We are focusing on players aged 6—12 and will use the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box for this as well. The Kids' Track is divided into 2 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 7 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 4 one-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 two-hour slots will help the children level their chosen character to third level. After leveling is complete, the GM will run one of 5 new adventures designed using the Beginner Box rules.

We will be running each of the 9 different, Beginner Box 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 20, two-hour tables per day on Thursday through Saturday, and 10, two-hour tables on Sunday, for the Kids' Track, divided between the Beginner and Advanced Tracks.

If a child plays all 4 different adventures in the Beginner's Track, he will be able to present his check-off card to the prize table and receive a special certificate that celebrates his accomplishments. If a child plays all 5 different adventures in the Advanced Track, she will be able to present her check-off card to the prize table and receive a second, different special certificate. Both certificates can be used for the child's new Pathfinder Society character 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 two-hour blocks, a GM will be required to run 2 Kids' Track slots back to back in a five-hour block to count as 1 slot of credit toward GM rewards.

We will also be running a new set of Pathfinder Quests, based around the upcoming Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures hardcover, inside the Sagamore Ballroom, and I do have a few volunteer spots of five-hour blocks for any GM interested in running those for players as they show up and fill the quests tables.

Volunteering for Gen Con 2015

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 375 volunteer GMs for Pathfinder Society games, Beginner Box Introductions, Kids' Track events, Pathfinder Quests, Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild scenarios, and 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 HQ Volunteer Assistants for each slot of the show. These folks will not GM during their volunteer slots, but will instead help the HQ Lead Volunteers and I 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.

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 assist Card Game OP tables in the Sagamore Ballroom, from 8:00 AM until midnight Thursday through Saturday, and from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Sunday. You can volunteer to work 1 or 2 five-hour blocks each day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday ends at 4:00 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 7 five-hour sessions to qualify for a hotel room as a Tier 2 volunteer.

Below you will find the reward structure for volunteering at Gen Con 2015. 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 3. This should allow you plenty of time to plan a schedule, before the May event registration, with your friends and family who are also attending Gen Con 2015. 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 2015.

Volunteer Reward Tiers

Tier 1 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. 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 2015 Badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • A $10 per slot voucher for paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • A FREE copy of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures to be picked up at the convention
  • 4 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Tier 2 Volunteers
Tier 2 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 7 slots. Tier 2 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-Day Gen Con 2015 Badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • A FREE copy of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures to be picked up at the convention
  • 4 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Tier 3 Volunteers
While the rewards for volunteering for this tier are smaller, the majority of my volunteers will likely 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 2015 Badge
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • A FREE copy of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures to be picked up at the convention
  • 4 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

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

  • A FREE 4-Day Gen Con 2015 Badge
  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • 4 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Tier 5 GM Volunteers
This is the minimum volunteer level to receive t-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
  • 4 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Volunteering for 3 Slots or Less

  • A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • 1 FREE limited edition purple goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirt (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

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 this blog as spots fill up.

The time slots are as follows:

Slot 1: Thursday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Slot 2: Thursday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Slot 3: Thursday 7:00 PM to Midnight (Gen Con Special "Siege of Serpents") Slot 4: Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Slot 5: Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Slot 6: Friday 7:00 PM to Midnight (Gen Con Special #7–00) Slot 7: Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Slot 8: Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Slot 9: Saturday 7:00 PM to Midnight (Gen Con Special "True Dragons of Absalom") Slot 10: Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Gen Con Special "Serpents Rise" and assorted tables of various scenarios).

HQ Volunteers

HQ Volunteers are involved in the management and coordination of Pathfinder Society events at Gen Con. As a team, they're responsible for getting all the players and GMs seated, answering questions for new players, handing out prizes, and all the minutiae in getting 180 tables worth of GMs and players per slot seated and enjoying their games. HQ slots are longer than GM slots, and there are only 2 per day (except Sunday, when we only have 1) of the convention. Morning slots start half an hour before the games start, and the evening slot ends half an hour after the last player leaves the room. With few exceptions, every HQ Volunteer needs to be familiar with Pathfinder Society and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, much as a GM is. The reward structure is similar to that of GMs, with the Tiers tied to rewards for similar amounts of time volunteered.

Tier 1 HQ: 5 Slots
Tier 2 HQ: N/A
Tier 3 HQ: 4 Slots
Tier 4 HQ: 3 Slots

HQ slots are 7:30 AM through 3:45 PM for the morning and 3:45 PM through 12:30 AM for the evening. If volunteering for an HQ position, please list your skill and strengths in the area you want to volunteer for so we can match up a volunteer to the job that best fits his or her talents. Rewards are much the same as the GM rewards, as follows:

HQ Volunteer Tier Rewards

Tier 1 HQ Volunteers
Tier 1 HQ volunteers are the backbone to making the show a success. 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. Most of my HQ volunteers fall into this group. Please do not volunteer for Tier 1 if you have any doubts about being able to attend the show. Tier 1 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-Day Gen Con 2015 Badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • A $15 per slot voucher for paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • A FREE copy of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures to be picked up at the convention
  • 4 FREE limited edition orange goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Tier 3 HQ Volunteers
While the rewards for volunteering for Tier 3 are smaller, this gives you a chance to experience the organizational side of the largest PFS event in the world while still leaving a good chunk of your weekend free. Tier 3 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-Day Gen Con 2015 Badge
  • A $15 per slot voucher for paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • A FREE copy of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures to be picked up at the convention
  • 4 FREE limited edition orange goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

Tier 4 HQ Volunteers

  • A FREE 4-Day Gen Con 2015 Badge
  • A $15 per slot voucher for paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after
  • 4 FREE limited edition orange goblin Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
  • A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

How to Volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering at Gen Con 2015, email me at mike.brock@paizo.com with the subject "Gen Con Volunteer" and include the following:

  1. The days you will be attending Gen Con
  2. The number of slots you'd like to volunteer for, kind of slot (RPG Scenarios, Adventure Card Game, or HQ), and preferred tier(s) (if applicable)
  3. The email tied to your Gen Con account
  4. The email tied to your paizo.com account and messageboard username
  5. If you have the purple/orange goblin Pathfinder Society volunteer shirts already. If not, what size shirt you need.

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

Mike Brock
Global Organized Play Coordinator

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4/5

Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook, Starfinder Maps Subscriber

Can't wait. Going to be great this year.

The Exchange 5/5

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

W00T! Now I have a decision to make. By the way, those special options sound VERY tasty.

Grand Lodge

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I'm gonna be a Kobold!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

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I have replied to 9 emails thus far with the following:

Do you need shirts? If So, what size? Is this the email tied to both your Gen Con and PaizoCon email accounts?

Please include this info on your initial email.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Excited

5/5

Maybe next year.

Dark Archive 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

I am pumped! So many specials!

This will be a blast!

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Richard D Webb

Fun!Fun!

Shadow Lodge

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

With the way all the dates have moved around, I'm disappointed I won't be able to make PaizoCon again this year...but getting to go to my first GenCon should make up for it.

Silver Crusade

Wow, no race boons this year.

Silver Crusade 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Camp Hill aka Big Joe

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I am really looking forward to my first trip to Gen Con. This should be a lot of fun.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

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Ill_Made_Knight wrote:
Wow, no race boons this year.

Maybe, maybe not...

Quote:
A special Pathfinder Society boon useable for either the Adventure Card Guild or Roleplaying Guild

3/5

Ill_Made_Knight wrote:
Wow, no race boons this year.

Who said no race boons? It could be anything, they just haven't written it yet (or at least told us about it).

GM for the fun, not the boon. The boon is well, just a boon :-).

Requested Tier 2 .....

Edit: Ninjad by Bob.

Scarab Sages Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka skyshark

Unfortunately not knowing what is on the GM boon this year is preventing me from signing up for a higher GM tier. I do not want to risk spending extra time GMing for a reward I may or may not want.

4/5

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

if we haven't attended the modern GenCon (I think the last time I attended was back when TSR was still in business) do we need to register for an account on the GenCon website first?

(still discussing with my wife if I can volunteer this year - would love to - and if I do it would be to run a bunch of scenarios/modules/specials)

Shadow Lodge

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
skyshark wrote:
Unfortunately not knowing what is on the GM boon this year is preventing me from signing up for a higher GM tier. I do not want to risk spending extra time GMing for a reward I may or may not want.

IMO there are no boons worth GMing more than you actually want to.

4/5

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

oh and this may seem obvious to folks - but I don't see the actual dates of this year's GenCon on this post... (yeah yeah most people can find that quickly via search - July 30-Aug 2) but might have been useful for folks who needed to confirm that they would be able to travel and arrive in time for a given slot....

Dark Archive 5/5

So now that we've got our potential first nuggets of information about season 7, time for rampant speculation. Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .

Sovereign Court

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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Look forward to seeing everyone again at GenCon!

Angus

Shadow Lodge 5/5

DrParty06 wrote:
Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .

I could tell you, but then Mike and John would have to kill me. :D

Dark Archive 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

pH unbalanced wrote:
skyshark wrote:
Unfortunately not knowing what is on the GM boon this year is preventing me from signing up for a higher GM tier. I do not want to risk spending extra time GMing for a reward I may or may not want.
IMO there are no boons worth GMing more than you actually want to.

Gotta agree with you there, pH unbalanced.

GMing is a reward unto itself, IMHO.

Grand Lodge Venture-Agent, California—San Diego aka SirRogue

Looking forward to another great year! So tempted to volunteer, but it would cut into valuable playing time! Decisions, decisions.

Paizo Employee 5/5 Developer

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TOZ wrote:
DrParty06 wrote:
Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .
I could tell you, but then Mike and John would have to kill me. :D

*Fires a blowgun dart at TOZ in a classically spy-movie way*

Oh, sorry. It seemed like you were about to explain the…which would have spoiled the…

This is terribly awkward.

Grand Lodge 4/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Indiana—Decatur aka Kadasbrass Loreweaver

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TOZ wrote:
DrParty06 wrote:
Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .
I could tell you, but then Mike and John would have to kill me. :D

Year of the Kobold! Our Time has finally cometh!

Just a guess, but Serpent also ties in with the Devil theme coming with Hell's Rebels starting in August. But if they have snakes at Gencon offering apples... I'm gonna fail that sense motive check aren't I?

Wait... maybe the chronicles will be filled out by Serpents and then passed out by more Serpents....

Silver Crusade

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Any chance you could change the name of the kobold special to "Truer Dragons of Absalom"? ;)

Excited to go to the show!

Grand Lodge 5/5

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John Compton wrote:

*Fires a blowgun dart at TOZ in a classically spy-movie way*

Oh, sorry. It seemed like you were about to explain the…which would have spoiled the…

This is terribly awkward.

Activating Regrowth program. Eidos Change-log restored to saved state. This VO unit is ready to resume functioning.

Shadow Lodge

Signed up for Tier 1. Got to spend 4 days yelling about evil Pathfinders last time, hope to have that much fun again.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

*crosses fingers for Tier 1*

Wait, GenCon "account"? What is that?

Dark Archive 5/5

TOZ wrote:
DrParty06 wrote:
Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .
I could tell you, but then Mike and John would have to kill me. :D

That would ruin all of the fun of the rampant speculation. Actually knowing isn't all that interesting in the end. It's like a surprise present. Having the present is great, but trying to figure out what it is before you open it can be even more fun.

Lantern Lodge 5/5

TOZ wrote:
DrParty06 wrote:
Season 7: Year of the Kobold Serpents? So far we have... "Siege of Serpents", "True Dragons of Absalom", and "Serpents Rise" .
I could tell you, but then Mike and John would have to kill me. :D

Season 7: The Season We Didn't Tell You About


John Compton wrote:
The final hours of each slot involve playing through the 4 one-hour adventures. ... Much like the 4 adventures in part one, these utilize only the Beginner Box rules.

Will this be new content, and if so, will it be released or available for sale or reuse outside of Gen Con? There's still Beginner Box material from Gen Con 2013 floating around somewhere.

3/5

blog wrote:
We are planning to schedule 17 different scenarios, four Gen Con Specials, 2 modules, We Be Goblins! and We Be Goblins Too!, and six new quests that utilize the new Occult Adventures hardcover throughout the course of the convention.

Any information on what modules will be run and when? Or is the comma after modules suppose to be a colon? "2 modules: We Be Goblins! and We Be Goblins Too!"

After a little looking, it looks like it's just a typo and the modules are the Goblin series. I was hoping they would have some event for Tier 12+ tables this year. I know it's extra work, but I was hoping.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

Volunteer e-mail submitted. Everybody should be a Tier 1 GM once in their life, right?

Edit: And then I read through the comments and saw what Mike has been telling us all to include in our e-mail. Sorry Mike!

Grand Lodge Venture-Agent, North Carolina—Cary aka Dumagand

I've submitted my volunteer E-mail, hopefully I am considered... It would be really awesome to get my first Gen Con in with a little GM'ing and a little play involved!

Dark Archive 4/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Email sent. Was fun last year, hopefully my slots go off :-)

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

250 Volunteers processed. 50 of 65 hotel rooms filled. Time for dinner and drinks and I will get back to assigning more volunteers.

Sovereign Court

Sent my E-mail. I hope to be considered, too!


Can't wait! I'm so looking forward to this year! :)

5/5

Wow, what a line-up! Wish I could be there, but I think it's unlikely at best. (FOUR specials... FOUR! Plus, Kobolds!)

Locally, we started holding a special event in early September called "Convocation", just to be able to run the GenCon Special as early in the season as possible (since our big cons are all half-way or more through the year). The event has grown to include other events and our GM thank-yous and so on. I think this year we may need more than a weekend to get it all in!


Was hoping there would be more than just season 6 up there this year. Guess I'll be doing other things at gencon this year.

Silver Crusade Venture-Captain, Florida—Boca Raton aka Bill Darios

medtec28 wrote:
Was hoping there would be more than just season 6 up there this year. Guess I'll be doing other things at gencon this year.

There is season 7 as well


Billy Darios wrote:
medtec28 wrote:
Was hoping there would be more than just season 6 up there this year. Guess I'll be doing other things at gencon this year.
There is season 7 as well

And I'll try to play those, but i was at gencon 2 years ago and they had a smattering of older play. I haven't played season 6 since my bad experience at gencon last year, and neither have any of the group I'll be going with.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

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I'm so excited now I have no idea how I will sleep tonight.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!


Any chance a round-trip bus ticket could be negotiated instead of a hotel stay?

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

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medtec28 wrote:
Billy Darios wrote:
medtec28 wrote:
Was hoping there would be more than just season 6 up there this year. Guess I'll be doing other things at gencon this year.
There is season 7 as well
And I'll try to play those, but i was at gencon 2 years ago and they had a smattering of older play. I haven't played season 6 since my bad experience at gencon last year, and neither have any of the group I'll be going with.

That smattering of older seasons was to celebrate the five year anniversary of PFS. But, having to muster 65 different scenarios every slot almost killed my HQ staff and I don't want to put them through that again.

You should try some of the rest of the Season 6. Judging an entire season on the first three scenarios isn't likely the best practice. Read the reviews. A good many have nothing to do with technology and you might be pleasantly surprised.

In addition to the three new season 7 scenarios and the four new specials, we will also have six new quests based around the new Occult Adventures.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

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End of night one and I was able to get through all the emails sent to me today. We have about 10 hotel rooms remaining.


Michael Brock wrote:
medtec28 wrote:
Billy Darios wrote:
medtec28 wrote:
Was hoping there would be more than just season 6 up there this year. Guess I'll be doing other things at gencon this year.
There is season 7 as well
And I'll try to play those, but i was at gencon 2 years ago and they had a smattering of older play. I haven't played season 6 since my bad experience at gencon last year, and neither have any of the group I'll be going with.

That smattering of older seasons was to celebrate the five year anniversary of PFS. But, having to muster 65 different scenarios every slot almost killed my HQ staff and I don't want to put them through that again.

You should try some of the rest of the Season 6. Judging an entire season on the first three scenarios isn't likely the best practice. Read the reviews. A good many have nothing to do with technology and you might be pleasantly surprised.

In addition to the three new season 7 scenarios and the four new specials, we will also have six new quests based around the new Occult Adventures.

I've been pretty vocal about this all along, and have pointed out that it isn't the tech that was the problem. It's the assumed power level expected of a character in each tier. We nicknamed it the year of the two handed greatsword not because of the tech, but because it felt like you needed to read off of a cheat sheet to be effective. Granted it was a tech scenario that was the breaking point, the tech flavor was fun, the 2 hour long initial combat, not quite so much.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

So very excited for this! :)

Nefreet - looking forward to finally meeting you as well!

Set up an account for free here: https://www.gencon.com/login# and it'll give you a Gen Con ID number. I find it's easiest if you use the same email address for Gen Con as you do for your Paizo account. Hope that helps!

4/5

I confess to being one of the people very interested in knowing the boon and if it is level specific. I got amazingly lucky in the housing lottery this year, so the rest of the benefits don't matter to me as much as they would have.

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I signed up. See you at Gen Con.

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