25 New Reasons to Attend a Convention

Monday, August 17, 2015

Every season since the Year of the Ruby Phoenix at Gen Con 2011, the we've released a new set of convention-exclusive boons that Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild players can win. The next year I wrote the Season 4 boons as a volunteer, making a few rewards that have reappeared over the years: Expedition Manager (what if a boon let you do real archaeology?), Treasure Map, Missing Mentor (can a standalone boon tell its own story?), and the infamous Xenophobia (what if there was a boon that ate all of your race boons?). I have no doubt that boon writing played an important part in my being hired by Paizo, so you can understand that I have a special fondness for the process.

This year Linda Zayas-Palmer joined in, and she brought some great ideas and energy to the project. We also had a great new RPG hardcover book dripping with flavor that we could incorporate into these unique rewards. Finally, now that the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild has begun the Season of the Righteous, we have teamed up with Tanis o'Conner to create several convention rewards tailored specifically to the Adventure Card Game's organized play program.

This year that adds up to 25 new rewards: 18 RPG convention boons, 5 Adventure Card Game convention rewards, and 2 GM boons.

Wait, two GM convention boons? Yes, by popular demand, we took the much-desired Expanded Narrative boon—allowing one to "recharge" GM star replay opportunities by GMing more games—and converted it into an alternate GM boon. Now every time you GM at a convention, you can earn your choice of that or that quarter's boon that unlocks the ability to play a PC with a rare race. To kick it off, we're reintroducing aasimars as a GM boon.

Let's take a look at look at this year's Roleplaying Guild player rewards:


Illustration by Alexandur Alexandrov
  1. Psychic Dilettante allows your PC to use one of the psychic skill unlocks from Pathfinder RPG Occult Adventures without being a psychic character.
  2. I rather enjoyed writing Prophetic Dream, which lets your character experience a nocturnal vision that can grant her a much-needed advantage during the rest of the adventure.
  3. The Soothsayer is a unique follower who can assist you on a skill check or boost your Armor Class with a dire prediction that then leaves you shaken for 1 round.
  4. Aspis Slayer is the first of two anti-Aspis-Consortium boons, and it lets a ranger choose the Consortium as a favored enemy or lets anyone else perform a devastating smite against an Aspis agent.
  5. Against the Consortium is the second of these, and it's what I'd categorize as an achievement boon. Foil enough Aspis schemes, and you can gain a deadly reputation that gives you an edge over any other Consortium thugs.
  6. Niche Specialist appears for the second time, granting a PC his choice of a bonus during chases, an edge when fighting in darkness, or an advantage against haunts.
  7. We were rather charmed by the idea that regular use of an object could imbue it with a psychic impression. To introduce this in the organized play campaign, Linda created Psychic Awakening, a boon that lets you develop a greater attachment to a favorite piece of equipment by using it regularly or incorporating it into your actions. In return, it becomes slightly easier to enchant.
  8. Why should kineticists have all the fun? Elemental Blast lets any character unleash a kineticist's signature attack once—or allows a kineticist to perform a much-needed composite blast she otherwise hasn't learned.
  9. Some new spells and abilities in Occult Adventures allow a character to read auras, whose colors correspond to different emotions. The Emotional Aura boon lets you channel one of these emotional auras and glow with the corresponding color to gain temporary bonuses.
  10. Ley lines wind their way through the world, and Ley Line Access lets your PC tap into one to bolster spells with certain descriptors. I'm particularly proud of this one—both because of the way you can reuse it when especially close to the ley line and because of the fun opportunity I had to describe a few minor lines in the Inner Sea region.
  11. Some locations have their own benevolent spirit, and the Loci Spirit Ritual boon allows a PC to contact one of these to curry its favor (and gain defensive and healing abilities). However, performing evil actions can corrupt a loci spirit, causing it to turn vengeful.
  12. The Expedition Manager is back, giving a PC the ability to launch his own archaeological expedition and uncover more powerful items when spending Prestige Points.
  13. One of the most common requests I've heard over the past two years is for a way to transfer a boon from one PC to another. Share the Wealth allows for exactly that, but only for boons that grant the PC the ability to select an otherwise prohibited animal companion, familiar, or other creature. You can instead use it to transfer access to an intelligent item from one PC to another. I know that some folks aren't going to like that this is a convention boon and not a universal ability, but we'd first like to see whether this mechanic works on a smaller scale before introducing a more widespread rule. Let us know what you think.
  14. Hypnotic Therapy lets your character retrain a class feature at a greatly reduced cost, or she can subsidize a larger retraining project.
  15. Linda and I enjoy boons that allow one of a player's PC to interact with another of his PCs, and the Pathfinder Apprentice boon allows one of your Seeker PCs to mentor a 1st-level PC and grant her an additional trait from a short list.
  16. Now that there are rules for psychic magic, it's important for PCs to consider ways to defend against these abilities. Psychic Bastion grants a PC a small bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting effects, and the bonus increases if the effect is from a psychic source.
  17. Not everyone joined the Pathfinder Society early in life. Some started as members of the Aspis Consortium and then thought better of that decision. The Aspis Defector boon grants your PC a reusable trick learned from her time among the Consortium.
  18. It's hard to say no to a Treasure Map, which lets a PC use his downtime to search for hidden treasure rather than work a day job.

And those are just the RPG boons! As Tanis O'Connor explains, "The Adventure Card Guild rewards run the gamut from useful to awesome, with die bumps and scenario-spanning powers representing just a few of the goodies on offer." On of my favorites is the Riftwarden Response, which helps everyone fend off summoned henchment.

We're excited to see these Chronicle sheets in players' hands, and we hope you enjoy using them as much as we had fun writing them.

John Compton
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Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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Oh good, aasimars are back...

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

This is awesome!! Now to plan more events!

Dark Archive

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Expanded Narrative on all small-con GM boons = More Better More Happy me.

it's not quite the broad distribution that I'd like it to be, but it's much closer.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

*grumble grumble grumble grumble*

Liberty's Edge 5/5

Starfinder Superscriber

How does the GM star recharge work? Can you hoard it and recharge later? Or does it recharge at the instant you receive the boon? Is it a single-star recharge, or a "refill to full" recharge?

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

oh man.... need to make a con sometime...

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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The recharge works like this, most likely.

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego aka RAdeMorris

I really liked the Occult Adventures flavored boons, even if not every player has the book. It's something for them to look forward to.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Oh good, aasimars are back...

As much as I dislike aasimars, I much prefer this than them simply being opened as another race, or granted as a single boon, which is what I was fearing would happen eventually (again).

Scarab Sages Venture-Agent, Washington—Ballard aka WiseWolfOfYoitsu

Is this in effect for PAX?

4/5

Okay! Suddenly it is a lot less important that I complete my four-part Suli boon.

Also, I loved getting the Hypnotic Therapy boon. I knew immediately what I was going to do with it.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

Just so long as this is for all concentions. Despite ours being nearly 40 years old, and having ran PFS for three years, we've seen no boons to date. Other, more newer, conventions in much larger cities, however, have seen at least one boon a year. Our VL has even asked, but nothing has come out way. I hope this will be provided to everyone that runs a convention. Not just large centres.

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

Walter Sheppard wrote:
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Oh good, aasimars are back...
As much as I dislike aasimars, I much prefer this than them simply being opened as another race, or granted as a single boon, which is what I was fearing would happen eventually (again).

Gotta agree with this. Now. I am excited to see what the other boons are (and I guess I need that ifrit even more, now, so that I can build my suli)!

Plus,I'm have to imagine a good number of them are going to be used for the expanded narrative instead of the race boon. Of course, I say this knowing I still have at least for relays left from last season... But I might be weird in that I am not replaying much (still have so many I played scenarios)!

Scarab Sages Venture-Agent, Washington—Ballard aka WiseWolfOfYoitsu

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kevin_video wrote:
Just so long as this is for all concentions. Despite ours being nearly 40 years old, and having ran PFS for three years, we've seen no boons to date. Other, more newer, conventions in much larger cities, however, have seen at least one boon a year. Our VL has even asked, but nothing has come out way. I hope this will be provided to everyone that runs a convention. Not just large centres.

Taking this from a post I saw by Kinevon, and modifying it since Mike is no longer the Global Coordinator. How many tables does your con host? Paizo requires a minimum number of tables for Con support.

Quote:

Schedule of events to request con support:

1) A minimum of six weeks before th eevent, teh event PFS coordinator emails "Global Coordinator" to inform him of the event and to request the event form.
2) "Global Coordinator" emails the form to the event coordinator, probably with a, "I'll need this filled out and emailed back to me by X date/Y days/weeks before the event."
3) The event coordinator receives the form, fills it out expeditiously, and emails it back to "Global Coordinator".
4) "Global Coordinator" uses the form, and his wallmap of 15+ table PFS events, to determine the relative size of your event, and what level of con support it qualifies for.
5) Z days/weeks before the event, "Global Coordinator"/Paizo ships out the physical support materials, and AA days/weeks before the event, emails out/places in your downloads, the electronic support materials.
6) Event occurreth, materials given out, everybody happy! Start planning for the next time.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

When will we start seeing these boons hitting Conventions?

4/5

Most of these were already available at Gen Con.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

WiseWolfOfYoitsu wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
Just so long as this is for all concentions. Despite ours being nearly 40 years old, and having ran PFS for three years, we've seen no boons to date. Other, more newer, conventions in much larger cities, however, have seen at least one boon a year. Our VL has even asked, but nothing has come out way. I hope this will be provided to everyone that runs a convention. Not just large centres.
Taking this from a post I saw by Kinevon, and modifying it since Mike is no longer the Global Coordinator. How many tables does your con host? Paizo requires a minimum number of tables for Con support.

We average 18-24 tables a convention. Smaller one day events we might only get between 5-10. That said, they were nice enough to send us Pathfinder Tales novels as prizes for each PFS event.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

With Hypnotic Therapy, retraining an option that normally costs 5 days or less becomes ... what? Can I seek out a therapist and retrain my most recent level in the middle of an adventure?

"Oh, if only we had a cleric!"

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

BigNorseWolf wrote:
*grumble grumble grumble grumble*

Hey BNW, sign up as a GM for PFS PBP Gameday IV! There's still time to register to GM a scenario. You can earn those GM boons without having to leave home (or even without leaving these forums!)

I am so, so happy that aasimars are back! I never got a chance to get an aasimar because I started PFS right after they left.

* Does happy dance! *

The other boons sound wonderful, but oh, I am EXCITED to see aasimars again!

Hmm

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

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rknop wrote:
How does the GM star recharge work? Can you hoard it and recharge later? Or does it recharge at the instant you receive the boon? Is it a single-star recharge, or a "refill to full" recharge?

Despite TriOmegaZero's link, there are still a few questions surrounding the Boon that were never answered. It seems to me that whatever replays you had left over from one season do not carry over to the next, as you may only use one Boon per season. In that vain, many GMs I talked to that suspected as much used up all of our available replays before GenCon so they could all be "refreshed" again for this season.

AFAIK, this detail has never been clarified. And I think there was at least one other question, but I cannot recall it at the moment.

Chris Mortika wrote:

With Hypnotic Therapy, retraining an option that normally costs 5 days or less becomes ... what? Can I seek out a therapist and retrain my most recent level in the middle of an adventure?

"Oh, if only we had a cleric!"

I'd imagine it would take as many days in-game as required by the retraining rules.

In between games this becomes moot, since time between adventures is undefined and essentially infinite.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Eric Ives wrote:
Most of these were already available at Gen Con.

I am aware of that, I am talking about every where else. I should have clarified.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

Nefreet wrote:
rknop wrote:
How does the GM star recharge work? Can you hoard it and recharge later? Or does it recharge at the instant you receive the boon? Is it a single-star recharge, or a "refill to full" recharge?
Despite TriOmegaZero's link, there are still a few questions surrounding the Boon that were never answered. It seems to me that whatever replays you had left over from one season do not carry over to the next, as you may only use one Boon per season.

I fail to see any way you can read that into the rules.

Assuming I used one replay last year, then as I'm currently a three-star GM I'm starting off this year with two replays left. At some point this year I can (if I have a recharge boon with the appropriate number of entries checked off) use it to recharge some number of replay stars (such as, say, the one I used up last year, plus another one I had used this year before applying the boon).

What I can not do is then apply a different recharge boon later on in the year to recharge more replay stars (assuming I'd used any more replays); I have to wait until next year to apply another recharge boon. I believe I can, however, add more games to the original recharge boon to be able to recharge a third GM star during the year.

It is also my understanding that the recharge boon I apply during season 7 does not need to be a season 7 boon; it can be a Season 6 boon listing games that I ran in either season 6 or season 7.

Paizo Employee 5/5 Developer

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kevin_video wrote:
WiseWolfOfYoitsu wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
Just so long as this is for all concentions. Despite ours being nearly 40 years old, and having ran PFS for three years, we've seen no boons to date. Other, more newer, conventions in much larger cities, however, have seen at least one boon a year. Our VL has even asked, but nothing has come out way. I hope this will be provided to everyone that runs a convention. Not just large centres.
Taking this from a post I saw by Kinevon, and modifying it since Mike is no longer the Global Coordinator. How many tables does your con host? Paizo requires a minimum number of tables for Con support.
We average 18-24 tables a convention. Smaller one day events we might only get between 5-10. That said, they were nice enough to send us Pathfinder Tales novels as prizes for each PFS event.

Mike handled convention support for the past four years, and I do not have enough information about your particular situation and convention to know why you didn't receive convention support. What WiseWolf outlines above is the correct process, and in the 11 days that I have been fielding convention support requests, I have already followed up on 34 conventions (with about half a dozen more that I still need to address from this weekend).

Encourage the venture-lieutenant organizing Pathfinder Society at this convention to contact me (if it's happening before mid-October) or the next campaign coordinator (who should be in place in time to handle conventions after that). We can go from there to make sure the convention receives the support it should and trohbleshoot any issues that may have cropped up before.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
WiseWolfOfYoitsu wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
Just so long as this is for all conventions. Despite ours being nearly 40 years old, and having ran PFS for three years, we've seen no boons to date. Other, more newer, conventions in much larger cities, however, have seen at least one boon a year. Our VL has even asked, but nothing has come out way. I hope this will be provided to everyone that runs a convention. Not just large centres.
Taking this from a post I saw by Kinevon, and modifying it since Mike is no longer the Global Coordinator. How many tables does your con host? Paizo requires a minimum number of tables for Con support.
We average 18-24 tables a convention. Smaller one day events we might only get between 5-10. That said, they were nice enough to send us Pathfinder Tales novels as prizes for each PFS event.

Mike handled convention support for the past four years, and I do not have enough information about your particular situation and convention to know why you didn't receive convention support. What WiseWolf outlines above is the correct process, and in the 11 days that I have been fielding convention support requests, I have already followed up on 34 conventions (with about half a dozen more that I still need to address from this weekend).

Encourage the venture-lieutenant organizing Pathfinder Society at this convention to contact me (if it's happening before mid-October) or the next campaign coordinator (who should be in place in time to handle conventions after that). We can go from there to make sure the convention receives the support it should and trohbleshoot any issues that may have cropped up before.

Unfortunately I don't have that information either, but I do know that our tables list is still up on the Google Documents site that we all use to dictate who will be GMing what slots (24 tables). But as i said, while we didn't get any boons, we still got the PF Tales as prizes for everyone, and that was still very much appreciated.

We won't have another convention until June, but if you're still in charge at that time, I'll be sure to have the VL contact you, as he's also one of the board members of the convention. If it's someone else during that time, I'll have him forward it to that person. Going forward, there should hopefully be no problems.

The Exchange Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Austin aka countchocula

I was hoping for 25 different types of cookies.. :(

5/5 ⦵⦵

John Francis wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
rknop wrote:
How does the GM star recharge work? Can you hoard it and recharge later? Or does it recharge at the instant you receive the boon? Is it a single-star recharge, or a "refill to full" recharge?
Despite TriOmegaZero's link, there are still a few questions surrounding the Boon that were never answered. It seems to me that whatever replays you had left over from one season do not carry over to the next, as you may only use one Boon per season.

I fail to see any way you can read that into the rules.

Assuming I used one replay last year, then as I'm currently a three-star GM I'm starting off this year with two replays left. At some point this year I can (if I have a recharge boon with the appropriate number of entries checked off) use it to recharge some number of replay stars (such as, say, the one I used up last year, plus another one I had used this year before applying the boon).

What I can not do is then apply a different recharge boon later on in the year to recharge more replay stars (assuming I'd used any more replays); I have to wait until next year to apply another recharge boon. I believe I can, however, add more games to the original recharge boon to be able to recharge a third GM star during the year.

It is also my understanding that the recharge boon I apply during season 7 does not need to be a season 7 boon; it can be a Season 6 boon listing games that I ran in either season 6 or season 7.

I'm confused still. I recharged 4 stars during season 6 but I only used 1 of them. I also have another recharge boon I plan on using in season 7. So If I'm understanding this correct I still have my 3 recharges and can simultaneously use GM games to start charging the used star back as long as I never go over the 4 stars.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

So, I'll use myself as an example.

4-Star GM during Season 6. I used up my 4 stars. Acquired Expanded Narrative, refreshed all 4. Only used up 3 of those that got refreshed.

Starting Season 7, everything resets. If I use the 1 star I had left over from Season 6, I cannot use another Expanded Narrative this Season.

So it's in my best interest to start with a fresh Boon, and refresh my 4 stars, and reply 4 games, before the end of Season 7.

That is how most of the GMs I've talked with see this as working. If that refreshed star carries over from last Season, cool, but until there's further clarification being conservative is the better practice.

Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

All it says on the boon is that it refreshes them, not "refreshes but you have to use them this season".

As I understand it, you can only attach the boon to a character once per season, and can't start recording adventures until it's attached.

What puzzles me is if you can continue recording even during the next season. It looks to me like you can, although that feels strange.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

"You can only use one Expanded Narrative boon per season"

Also, this is one of those few boons that doesn't get attached to a character.

Grand Lodge

Ahh! Recharge boon! I play all the things! I'm also really excited to see race boons other than the elementals. Curious to see what other race boons the year will bring. There are some really good con boons this year! Thanks for making them!

Liberty's Edge

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Out of all the races:

Ratfolk
Kobold (could have been introduced in so many ways now!)
Changelings
Gillmen (this has been surprising to me)
Vanara
Wyvaran

To just name a few off the top of my head.

I love you PFS, but can we get a break from the Native Outsider races? Ratfolk and Kobold both have very strong ties into several scenarios in the universe already. When can we expand on these two cultures?

That said, I love the seasons player boons, they are very well done, and I picked up a few at Gencon that I am just itching to utilize and try out. They do a very good job of giving a taste of Occult Adventures without feeling like a one and done for most of them.

Community Manager

Removed an unhelpful post.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

Nefreet wrote:
"You can only use one Expanded Narrative boon per season"

Correct. But all using the boon does is award you another replay credit.

There's nothing written anywhere that says that replay credit goes away at the end of the year.

Using the boon gets you the replay credit; the only thing that reduces your count of replay credits is using a credit to replay a scenario.

Silver Crusade

countchocula wrote:
I was hoping for 25 different types of cookies.. :(

There's only three types of cookies: lawful, neutral, and chaotic... but they're all evil.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Nevada—Las Vegas aka kinevon

Fromper wrote:
countchocula wrote:
I was hoping for 25 different types of cookies.. :(
There's only three types of cookies: lawful, neutral, and chaotic... but they're all chocolate.

FTFY

Silver Crusade

No Szarni Forever boon? Dang it.

Grand Lodge

Does the Expanded Narrative Boon have to be used in the season it was for?

I got this boon at Paizocon, and began working at it but still have not ever used any of my GM stars. Did I just waste this thing, or can I use it during season 7?

Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

dwayne germaine wrote:

Does the Expanded Narrative Boon have to be used in the season it was for?

I got this boon at Paizocon, and began working at it but still have not ever used any of my GM stars. Did I just waste this thing, or can I use it during season 7?

One of my friends would like to know this as well. He began working the boon expecting to burn some GM stars last season, but didn't.

Grand Lodge

dwayne germaine wrote:

Does the Expanded Narrative Boon have to be used in the season it was for?

I got this boon at Paizocon, and began working at it but still have not ever used any of my GM stars. Did I just waste this thing, or can I use it during season 7?

There's a good bit of debate about this boon. Until clarified, to be safe I would assume the most conservative ruling possible. That is if you used the recharge boon but didn't use the stars it was wasted, if you started the card in season 6 but didn't recharge all your possible stars, you're going to need a new boon for season 6. Etc. I'm not sure if this is correct, some seem to read it that way, some don't, but without clarification I think it's the safest course. (I'd save the boon though, just in case it is clarified)

Venture-Lieutenant, Washington—Seattle aka zeroth_hour

John, Tanis has indicated that the Adventure Card Game boons are limited to GenCon only. Has this changed?

I would love to give some incentive for playing a lot of PACG at at convention that is somewhat "in between" a promo card (that you need a base set to enjoy) and a class deck (which there are limited numbers of). Novels and other Paizo media are good too, but I think also suffer from the "no middle ground" thing.


Since I haven't GM'd at a convention so far (Tracon 2015 at Tampere, Finland will be the first), what does this: " Now every time you GM at a convention, you can earn your choice of that or that quarter's boon that unlocks the ability to play a PC with a rare race" mean? Is it "You get this boon" or "You have a possibility of getting this boon if stars align"?

Also, are these American only?

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

Every convention that I've ever been to for PFS has given everybody who GMed at least 1 slot a GM boon.

The exact distribution of boons/prize support is up to the convention organizer (with guidance from Paizo).

Generally an event must have at least 15 tables to qualify for prize support. There have been exceptions based on region (with non-US regions tending to need slightly less size).

tl'dr; Everywhere, just GM, prices and participation may vary, contact your local coordinator.

Grand Lodge

Kaapelikala wrote:

Since I haven't GM'd at a convention so far (Tracon 2015 at Tampere, Finland will be the first), what does this: " Now every time you GM at a convention, you can earn your choice of that or that quarter's boon that unlocks the ability to play a PC with a rare race" mean? Is it "You get this boon" or "You have a possibility of getting this boon if stars align"?

Also, are these American only?

I believe (though cannot confirm for a few more days) that the boons read something along the lines of choose one cross off the other, and will have the Expanded Narrative boon and the race boon. I don't think they will be American only. (I'm basing this off past convention boons like Gen Con.)

Liberty's Edge 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The expanded narrative boon is not restrictive to season.

Grand Lodge 3/5

Do the season 7 GM Race boons have the same re-build option that the Gencon Season 7 boons have? Or is Gencon still the only way to get my hands on a re-build boon?

Grand Lodge 5/5

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber

Rebuild chronicles have been saved for Gencon specifically - I don't expect that changed, as John only noted two options on the new GM boons, the race flavor of the quarter and the star recharge. Having not seen the new versions just yet, I can only speculate but I'm 99.99% sure you need a Gencon boon (or a specific rebuild event due to errata or rulings) to rebuild after the pre-level 2 play option.

Grand Lodge 3/5

I'd heard that all of the Gencon race boons had a rebuild option, so their availability at Gencon was significantly expanded. I was hoping this made them more broadly available, but that's probably not happening. :(

Dark Archive

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Markov Spiked Chain wrote:
I'd heard that all of the Gencon race boons had a rebuild option, so their availability at Gencon was significantly expanded. I was hoping this made them more broadly available, but that's probably not happening. :(

All tiers of this year's GenCon got a rebuild boon, but it's only on the GenCon GM boon so far.

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