Final Countdown to PaizoCon 2017!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Everything is coming together for PaizoCon, which starts in a little over 2 weeks. The office is abuzz with final preparations as all of our departments pull together to bring this convention to our fans. Schedules posted on paizo.com last week and the signups are ongoing. Hurry and make your selections, as tomorrow is Lottery Day, how exciting! Some of the games on offer:

  • Sewer Dragons of Absalom—an Adventure Card Game adaptation where you play kobolds using pregenerated character decks. Brought to you by David Jacobson and Tyler Beck.
  • Skeleton Moon—a retired Pathfinder Society Season 0 scenario ran by the Master of the Dark Stephen Radney-McFarland.
  • Out of Retirement—a to be named Season 0 retired scenario hosted by Pathfinder Society developer Linda Zayas-Palmer.
  • Season 0 Reborn—Lead developer John Compton offers players the chance to chose which of the retired Season 0 adventures they would like him to run, but no matter the choice all will be challenge filled at his hands.

Besides the lottery games, the Grand Ballroom will once again ring with the sounds of all things organized play. We have tables of Adventure Card Guild, including some demonstrations of the Mummy's Mask Base Set, occurring in the morning and evening slots. Players may check out a base set for use during the afternoon slot, so you can play Adventure Card Game all day long!

Mid-Season 8 adventures are the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild offerings, as well as tables of some of the replayable scenarios such as PFS 5-08: The Confirmation, PFS 6-10: The Wounded Wisp, and PFS 7-10: The Consortium Compact. Sunday evening sees the world premier of the new multi-table modular special PFS 8-99: The Solstice Scar. There are also non-Paizo hosted Pathfinder Society games available in the middle slot. The quest series "Honor's Echo" will run during the hours the Grand Ballroom is open for games, for players wanting to learn about Pathfinder Society or play shorter, 1-hour adventures.

For the mid-day slot, we close the doors on the Grand Ballroom so that attendees have the ability to attend our numerous panels. Want to know more about building Starfinder aliens? You're in luck! Have a question for the Paizo designers? We have that covered too! As well as panels on planning organized play, how comics can make you a better GM, using props in your games, and a myriad of other topics.

Finally, back by popular demand is Quiz Night hosted by John Compton. Join us in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday after the banquet to test your knowledge and see if you can rise victorious. This is a team-based competition, so gather some friends and join us!

Also returning this year is the Pathfinder Society scavenger hunt. A sheet should be in your welcome packet, otherwise stop by the Grand Ballroom and pick one up from the headquarters table. Collect signatures while you meet and greet people at the convention and unlock a reward for your Pathfinder Society character.

Ohio Pathfinder Society Looking for Origins Volunteers!

Venture Captain Michael McNerney is looking for a few individuals to fill some slots at the upcoming Origins Game Faire in Columbus, Ohio, from June 14 to 19. Interested volunteers should sign up using the following links: Roleplaying GM link and Card Guild Organizer or by sending VC Mike an email at ohiopfs@gmail.com.

That wraps up my PaizoCon summary. I'm off to print boons, pack up supplies, and shift focus to Gen Con tasks. Next week, I'll return with a peek into the Gen Con offerings, including a hint of the upcoming Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Season 9.

Explore—Report—Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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

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I AM VERY EXCITED!

Scarab Sages

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Don't forget that there are also numerous PFS authors GMing their own scenarios in the afternoons slots available through the lottery!

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

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Tineke Bolleman wrote:

I AM VERY EXCITED!

SO AM I!

You know maybe we should switch to filking to show our excitement, Tineke. There are only so many times we can use all caps before we both run out of them, and then what will we have left to begin our sentences with at Paizo Con?

Hmm

Scarab Sages **

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Doo doo doooo, Duh dah duhduh dah!

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

Branding Opportunity wrote:
Don't forget that there are also numerous PFS authors GMing their own scenarios in the afternoons slots available through the lottery!

Last time I was at PaizoCon I got to play with Alex as GM and he coup des graced my character with a magic item.

One of the few times that I've died and a memory that has stuck with me since.

His games are definitely worth playing.

****

Deciding how to rank my lottery preferences was tough! I can't wait to find out what special experiences I get to have. I'm sure that if I only get a couple of my level 1 preferences I'll still have a great time.

*****

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Alex killed my character, too. Indeed, Death follows him much like It does Jessica Fletcher.

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I'm so very looking forward to my first PaizoCon.

Looking forward to running some games as well!

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

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:

I AM VERY EXCITED!

SO AM I!

You know maybe we should switch to filking to show our excitement, Tineke. There are only so many times we can use all caps before we both run out of them, and then what will we have left to begin our sentences with at Paizo Con?

Hmm

It comes and goes in waves. I'll probably be mentally exhausted before the con starts :P

Liberty's Edge *****

Re: PFS authors running scenarios....

A friend of mine ran Scions of the Sky Key II a couple of years ago, and realized at the last minute that the author was one of the players at his table.

I had John Compton at a table last year, didn't know it was going to happen until it did. In fact, he wasn't signed up... one of the other players asked "is it OK if John joins us?" We were less than six, so, yeah.

You never know who you'll run into.

****

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:

I AM VERY EXCITED!

SO AM I!

You know maybe we should switch to filking to show our excitement, Tineke. There are only so many times we can use all caps before we both run out of them, and then what will we have left to begin our sentences with at Paizo Con?

Hmm

It comes and goes in waves. I'll probably be mentally exhausted before the con starts :P

Possibly jet lagged, too?

I haven't been to Seattle since I was about 10 years old. While I know that I'm only likely to see the airport and the hotel, it's going to be interesting to have a traveling vacation to a relatively exotic locale.

Grand Lodge *****

Branding Opportunity wrote:
Don't forget that there are also numerous PFS authors GMing their own scenarios in the afternoons slots available through the lottery!

I got to play one of Alex's scenarios with him GM'ing - definitely worth signing up for!

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

Serisan wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:

I AM VERY EXCITED!

SO AM I!

You know maybe we should switch to filking to show our excitement, Tineke. There are only so many times we can use all caps before we both run out of them, and then what will we have left to begin our sentences with at Paizo Con?

Hmm

It comes and goes in waves. I'll probably be mentally exhausted before the con starts :P

Possibly jet lagged, too?

I haven't been to Seattle since I was about 10 years old. While I know that I'm only likely to see the airport and the hotel, it's going to be interesting to have a traveling vacation to a relatively exotic locale.

Coming to seattle it wont be that bad (traveling against time so while I will be 10 hours in the plane, it will only be 2 hours 'later'). Going back home it will be bad...

****

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Serisan wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:

I AM VERY EXCITED!

SO AM I!

You know maybe we should switch to filking to show our excitement, Tineke. There are only so many times we can use all caps before we both run out of them, and then what will we have left to begin our sentences with at Paizo Con?

Hmm

It comes and goes in waves. I'll probably be mentally exhausted before the con starts :P

Possibly jet lagged, too?

I haven't been to Seattle since I was about 10 years old. While I know that I'm only likely to see the airport and the hotel, it's going to be interesting to have a traveling vacation to a relatively exotic locale.

Coming to seattle it wont be that bad (traveling against time so while I will be 10 hours in the plane, it will only be 2 hours 'later'). Going back home it will be bad...

I dunno, I'd probably find myself going to bed at 4pm daily.

Shadow Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Scott Young wrote:
I got to play one of Alex's scenarios with him GM'ing - definitely worth signing up for!

As have I. He'll walk across the table to stab you repeatedly after killing off your character, but other than that, he's an awesome GM!

Shadow Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Tineke Bolleman wrote:
I haven't been to Seattle since I was about 10 years old. While I know that I'm only likely to see the airport and the hotel, it's going to be interesting to have a traveling vacation to a relatively exotic locale.
Coming to seattle it wont be that bad (traveling against time so while I will be 10 hours in the plane, it will only be 2 hours 'later'). Going back home it will be bad...

I've done the MN to Japan run a few times. My only suggestions are: don't drink on the plane, and stay awake until it's 8:00 (minimum) your first day in Seattle. Then stay in bed, regardless of how you're feeling, until at least 6-7 AM. You'll be on Seattle time the next day if you play your cards right (required for my business travel).

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

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Sleeping wont be a problem. Sleeping is my super power.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
MisterSlanky wrote:
As have I. He'll walk across the table to stab you repeatedly after killing off your character, but other than that, he's an awesome GM!

Hey, hey, hey, that was just that one time and you started feeling a lot better after I put on the tourniquet.

And in my own defense, I've only written one killer scenario. The rest have all been reasonably survivable.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I wish I could be there. Hopefully everyone has a good time. ^_^


Very sad I won't be making it this year. I got there the last two years and had a great time.

*** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston Metro aka MadScientistWorking

I hope everyone has a fun time.

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