OPC Log—8 Pharast 4716

Monday, March 7, 2016

Last Friday marked two important occasions for many gamers—International GM's Day and the anniversary of the passing of game designer Gary Gygax. I began to reflect on my first games and how much they shaped my gaming experience, where I thought about the experiences that encourage players to return to the table. I would love to hear of your first encounters with the world of gaming and what made them so memorable—leave your stories in the comments!

Of course, we don't need an International GM's Day to say thank you to all the GMs out there that spend large amounts of their free time preparing and running games for their players! The Pathfinder Society team would especially like to recognize those GMs achieving their 5th star over the past six weeks. To reach 150 games, a GM dedicates more than 750 hours to their craft, and that's just the time it takes to run games. There are many more hours of preparation and planning involved. Please join in a big round of applause for our newest 5-star GMs!

Carlos Danao
Kjersten Gibson (Kitty)
Nathan Littlefield
Chris Marsh
Nate Myers
Matt Polkowsky
Chris Rathunde
Santeri Riikonen
Michael Thompson

Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Accessory Contest

Last month I hinted at our next Pathfinder Society contest, and this month the focus will beon the Adventure Card Guild. This time around, we want to see your table accessories that add pizazz or pow to the game. The rules for entry are below:

  • You may only enter once, with one accessory
  • Entries must be submitted to contest@paizo.com
  • Include a photo of your accessory and a description of its use (NOTE: 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

Of course, a contest means prizes! First place will win $25 paizo.com store credit and three runners up will each receive $15 store credit. Entries will be accepted until 12:00 PM Pacific time on March 25, 2016. Voting will open on March 28, 2016 and continue until April 8.

Convention Updates

This weekend I compiled the list of PaizoCon volunteers, worked on finalizing the schedule, and sending responses to volunteer submissions. I have received some withdrawals from the Gen Con volunteer pool and will be contacting other GMs to fill those positions. If you are waiting to hear on either of those conventions, expect an email by the end of the week.

Looking forward, I will be traveling the rest of the month. First to GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I meet with retailers to discuss Pathfinder Society in their stores. Then I am off to Florida, where I'll hold a meet & greet in Tampa and spend some vacation time with my family. While I'm away, John will be writing the Pathfinder Society blogs, so I will wish everyone a fun and happy Pharast and see everyone in Gozran!

Until then—Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Congratulations to all the new 5-star GMs!

Fun and safe travels, Tonya!

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵

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Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, New Hampshire—Merrimack

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Salafax wrote:
Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!

I second that!

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

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Chris Marsh wrote:
Salafax wrote:
Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!
I second that!

I third that lol

Congratulations all

Sovereign Court ***** Venture-Captain, Finland—Oulu

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Congrats on the 5-starification, everyone! Especially Santeri! So about those True Dragons of Absalom tables at Ropecon...

Scarab Sages **

Congrats 5 star gms! AND a special congrats to Mr Thompson, who ran us through Bone Keep a bit back!

Venture-Captain, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka TWTaylor

When was the call for GenCon volunteers?

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Captain, Missouri—St. Louis aka Joshua N Hancock

A month and a half ago.

http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lie2?Gen-Con-2016-Call-for-Volunteers

Scarab Sages *****

Congrats all!

Dark Archive **

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Chris Marsh wrote:
Salafax wrote:
Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!
I second that!

I third that on both counts!

*

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Awesome!

4x on Chris Rathunde -- Absolutely amazing guy I hope to get a chance to play under at some point!

Have also had the distinct pleasure of playing in a run of Trouble with Chris Marsh as GM!

Congrats to those who I haven't had a chance to play under yet, and good job on your hard work!

Silver Crusade *****

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nathan Myers my friend, congratulations! Congratulations to everyone else,
Myles Crocker

Shadow Lodge ****

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Markus Hyytinen wrote:
Congrats on the 5-starification, everyone! Especially Santeri!

Hear, hear!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

Congratulations to all you newly minted 5 star GMs!!

Thank you for your contributions to your local communities and the global community as a whole!!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Whohooo! Congratulations new 5 star GM's. I sometimes hear something about an island that you now get access to?

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Congratulations, and thanks for the countless hours you have all volunteered for PFS.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Agent, New York—Manhattan aka Natertot

Thanks all, it is Nate Meyers though.

:)

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago aka thunderspirit

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That...that's a lot of hours. LOL :-)

Congrats to the fellow newly-minted five stars! There's an island around here, as I understand it.*

*:
Although Kyle Baird's been there for a while now, so who knows how many beer bottles are strewn about the place... ;-)

Salafax wrote:
Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!
Chris Marsh wrote:
I second that!
MagFire wrote:
I third that on both counts!
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
4x on Chris Rathunde -- Absolutely amazing guy I hope to get a chance to play under at some point!

Back at ya, guys! We're only as good as our players, though!

*****

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Markus Hyytinen wrote:
Congrats on the 5-starification, everyone! Especially Santeri! So about those True Dragons of Absalom tables at Ropecon...

I'm so high & mighty nowadays that I'll have to see about that. ;)

Silver Crusade ****

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Bruno grapple Rathunde.

Venture-Lieutenant, Online—ACG aka Hawkmoon269

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Is voting for the card guild contest delayed or did I just miss how one is supposed to vote?

Venture-Lieutenant, Online—ACG aka Hawkmoon269

Friendly respectful bump.

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