OPC Log—8 Calistril 4716

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hi friends! I spent the past five days in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attending the Winter Fantasy Convention hosted by Baldman Games. What a blast! With a small but dedicated Pathfinder presence, we played lots, laughed lots, and rolled quite a few dice. I enjoyed introducing new players to the Pathfinder Society. The offerings included all three evergreen scenarios, #6-98: "Serpents Rise", #6-99: "True Dragons of Absalom", and most of Season 7's scenarios. The Adventure Card Guild launched the Season of the Runelords with resounding success—one group even came back three days in a row to work their way through the first adventure. I took Gronk the Druid through the entire adventure as well, avoiding death and leveling him to Tier 2.

Next weekend, I’m off to Con of the North in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. As Con of the North features both the Roleplaying Guild and Adventure Card Guild, I will offer Adventure 1 for Adventure Card Game players and preview the soon-to-be-released Barbarian Deck. Ostog, you’re my only hope! The Con also features a full slate of Season 7 offerings, as well as #7-00: "The Sky Key Solution."

And on another note, judging for the Miniature Painting Contest closed last Friday, and what a fantastic display of Pathfinder Society members' art! I saw so many great pieces to choose from. Thank you to everyone who entered and to all those Pathfinders who voted for their favorite miniature. In the end though, our voters couldn’t make up their minds, resulting in a three-way tie. So instead of a first prize and three runners-up, I am adding a bit to the prize pot so each winner tied for first receives $25 in paizo.com store credit and the runner-up receives $15.

Without further ado, the three winners tied for first are—drumroll please:

  • "Dolgar" by Christine Brockley-Blatt, Venture Captain
  • "Prunette" by Lady Gragra
  • "Mortimer Raven" by Quadstriker
And the runner up is—more drumrolls please:
  • "Goblin Chief Effigy" by Fomsie

Our next contest kicks off mid-March! There’s just about a month of preparation time in case the category gets your creative synapses firing. Really excited since I know our group makes cool stuff! The theme of the second competition is: Best Handmade Adventure Card Guild Accessory. The category includes, but is not limited to: dice rolling devices, play mats, dice trays, or character deck bling. Pretty much anything that improves the atmosphere of your Adventure Card Guild playing experience will qualify.

The prize? Gift certificates to paizo.com! First place will win $25 and three runners up will get $15 each. The crunchy bits for entering:

  • You may only enter once
  • All submissions must be by the item’s owner.
  • Entries must be submitted to contest@paizo.com
  • Include a photo of your accessory. Photos may be resized or cropped to better show off the mini for voting. We suggest trying to send the biggest possible resolution to retain details for resizing. Any image format is acceptable!
  • Include your paizo.com username
Do not send your entries yet!. Anything received before the official entry opening date in March won’t count—think of this as a bit of free divinatory magic on your behalf.

Off now to catch a plane back to Seattle. Take care and remember:

Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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Sovereign Court

I was thrilled just to have a mini on display with such a wide show of talent. I don't even have the words to describe being recognized as a prize winner!

Thank you to Tonya and all those involved at Paizo for putting the competition together, and a big congratulations to everyone who put a mini on display for the community!

Community Manager

All winners have store credit in their account. Enjoy!

5/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, United Kingdom—England—Brighton aka Christine Brockley-Blatt

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I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for Dolgar in the PFS mini contest. I am very honoured to have him displayed with other minis form such talented members of our society.

Thank you to Tonya and Paizo for the competition and for the lovely prize.

It was a wonderful surprise on a really rubbish day.
Thank you!

I am so honoured to be part of a wonderful society with so many talented people!

Hugs
chris

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Tonya, thanks again to you and Tanis for making the trip all the way out to Fort Wayne. Getting to meet you in person, even GMing a game for you, definately made it memorable!

And congratulations to the contest winners! I'm always envious of the skill you guys have, it's amazing how realistic and detailed you can get!

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Coordinator

shadowhntr7 wrote:

Tonya, thanks again to you and Tanis for making the trip all the way out to Fort Wayne. Getting to meet you in person, even GMing a game for you, definately made it memorable!

And congratulations to the contest winners! I'm always envious of the skill you guys have, it's amazing how realistic and detailed you can get!

Your welcome. My trip to Winter Fantasy rocked! I enjoyed getting to know you and the other PFSers at the convention. I am really pleased you didn't kill my character ;)


no idea how I missed this
really bummed

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Thanks to everyone who voted for the Effigy! I did it all for the goblins.

Scarab Sages 5/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Congratulations to all the winners!


It was fantastic seeing Paizo at Winter Fantasy again. We missed you! Welcome back, and we look forward to seeing the awesome Tanis and Tonya again.

I particularly enjoyed my evening game of PFACG, where we won on the very last possible turn. Truly epic!

Grand Lodge

Congrats to everyone!

Dark Archive 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Upper Midwest aka Silbeg

Debuting PFACG scenarios and a character deck at Con of the North! Fantastic Erica will be amazed by that!

! Looking forward to seeing you here in Minneapolis, Tonya... It is much warmer this year... By almost 40 degrees! (Of course, it was -20 last year outside, but plenty warm in our PFS room!)

The Maple Bacon Bourbon is ready, a variety of beers as well. It promises to be a con to remember!

Silver Crusade 4/5 5/55/55/5 RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8

Congratulations everybody! Way to represent NC, Fomsie!

Adventure Card Game Designer

shadowhntr7 wrote:
Tonya, thanks again to you and Tanis for making the trip all the way out to Fort Wayne. Getting to meet you in person, even GMing a game for you, definately made it memorable!

We had a great time, and it was great to be back at the show.

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Tanis O'Connor wrote:
shadowhntr7 wrote:
Tonya, thanks again to you and Tanis for making the trip all the way out to Fort Wayne. Getting to meet you in person, even GMing a game for you, definately made it memorable!
We had a great time, and it was great to be back at the show.

I'm not gonna lie - some of the things in the ACG test scenarios were pretty cool!!!!

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Coordinator

Alphastream wrote:

It was fantastic seeing Paizo at Winter Fantasy again. We missed you! Welcome back, and we look forward to seeing the awesome Tanis and Tonya again.

I particularly enjoyed my evening game of PFACG, where we won on the very last possible turn. Truly epic!

Several tables came down to the wire. The cheers upon success delighted me.

So glad to be back and cannot wait for next year :D

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

You guys are really making me miss Winter Fantasy.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Premier Event Coordinator

Erik you should definitely come out next year. The atmosphere was excellent and I expect we will grow A LOT. If you want an anecdote about how cool it was this year, just ask Tanis to tell you about the [redacted]. She'll know exactly what I mean ;-)

Liberty's Edge 4/5 5/5

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I had a great time for the two days I was present. Hope to do it again next year!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Decatur aka Kadasbrass Loreweaver

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Hope all those d6s that rolled 2 during the ACG were severely punished. Also hope that Tanis doesn't decide rolling 2d6 on the chart is even more fun...

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Erik you should definitely come out next year. The atmosphere was excellent and I expect we will grow A LOT. If you want an anecdote about how cool it was this year, just ask Tanis to tell you about the [redacted]. She'll know exactly what I mean ;-)

It was a good time, really. I wish I had gotten to play more ACG, though. Maybe next year!

And Erik, if you come to WF, it will be another excuse for a White Castke run.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Premier Event Coordinator

Mark Stratton wrote:
White Castle run.

I'm in!

Sovereign Court 5/5

Congratulations to the winners! Such great work out there, thanks for sharing it.

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