Calling for Volunteers!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Organized Play Foundation (OPF) is putting the final touches on their call for volunteers for Paizo organized play programs. Paizo requested volunteers for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild, Pathfinder Society Academy, Starfinder Society, and Pathfinder Society version 2 at PaizoCon, Origins, Gen Con, UK Games Expo and PAX Unplugged. Registration launches on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM Pacific time. To register, visit OPF Convention Volunteer Page and complete questionnaires for the events you wish to attend. Due to how requests are processed by convention organizing committees, you will need to complete a different questionnaire for every event you wish to volunteer for. Registering early on will ensure maximum choice of program and level of volunteerism, though cancellations mean volunteers are often accepted up to the week before the event.

Each convention will offer a volunteer incentive package based on the number of blocks an individual volunteer. While volunteer incentives vary between each convention, potential offerings include rooms, badges, printed Paizo products, credit for use at Paizo.com, t-shirts, free scenarios, and in-game rewards. The listings on the Organized Play Foundation will outline each conventions incentive package.

Check back next week as the organized play developers preview this month's scenarios for Starfinder Society and Pathfinder Society!

Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge

Organized Play Manager

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Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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Huzzah!

Dark Archive **** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Cincinnati aka Northern Dreamer

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Let convention season commence!

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Will the individual convention listing also which night which "specials" will be running? Or at this point is the sign-up generic and we are simply stating how many blocks we are willing to run, not which specific blocks we are volunteering for?

*** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Cleveland, Ohio—North Olmstead aka Vinous

Looks like the registration link is broken.

Dark Archive **** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Cincinnati aka Northern Dreamer

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David Birchbauer wrote:
Looks like the registration link is broken.

It's not going live until Friday at 9am EST, so I don't expect it to work until then.

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

Oh, a unified Call to Vol! That totally makes sense given how many Paizo conventions there are each year.

Hmm

Scarab Sages *** Venture-Agent

Hooray! I've been waiting for this announcement since last May!

Dataphiles **** ⦵⦵⦵⦵

I could not get that page to load.

The Exchange ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Western Eurasia-Middle East aka Wintergreen

Registration page doesn't work. Though registration doesn't actually open until tomorrow.

Scarab Sages **

Looking forward to Paizocon. Hoping to get some GMing in.

Grand Lodge *** Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego aka Michael_Hopkins

Yay! Time to air out the suitcase once again.


How does one become a GM for Pathfinder/Starfinder Society?

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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Sign up to run, register a PFS number, then show up prepared to run a good game.

The Roleplaying Guide Guide can be found here. and should answer a lot of questions.

You should be able to register a number at your My Organized Play page.

Grand Lodge ** Venture-Lieutenant, California—North Coast

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TOZ you are a wonderful person

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, New Zealand—Dunedin aka dinketry

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Gary Pepper wrote:
TOZ you are a wonderful person

Seconded!

Dark Archive ***

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

“When will then be now?” Waiting patiently...

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Very Cool!

Shadow Lodge ***** ⦵⦵

Aunders wrote:
How does one become a GM for Pathfinder/Starfinder Society?

Pathfinder

starfinder

I cannot advise enough that you need to play a bit to get a handle on a couple of particulars in society play. Even if (especially if) you have a lot of DMing experience on your players parts.

YOur local geeks can be found here

pfschat.com online geeks found here

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

Swiftbrook wrote:
Will the individual convention listing also which night which "specials" will be running? Or at this point is the sign-up generic and we are simply stating how many blocks we are willing to run, not which specific blocks we are volunteering for?

We are still putting schedules together, but tentatively it looks like:

Edited original post to update numbering and include names.

PaizoCon -
*Sun: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"

UKGE -
TBD

Origins -
*Fri: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"
*Sat: SFS 2-00

Gen Con -
*Thurs: PFS2 Pregen Special
*Fri: SFS 2-00
*Sat: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"

Pax U -
*Sat: PFS2 Pregen Special

Sovereign Court **** ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta aka The Masked Ferret

Thankz!

Don't you mean 11-00 for the PFS up there? Don't we already have a 10-00?

Dark Archive **** Venture-Lieutenant aka Neal B

Glen Parnell wrote:

Thankz!

Don't you mean 11-00 for the PFS up there? Don't we already have a 10-00?

Well, as far as I can gather: if they're releasing PF2 at GenCon there wouldn't be a season 11.

But yes, I'm also curious if they intend to run Hao Jin Cataclysm again.

**** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Southcoast aka JDDyslexia

I *think* Tonya meant 10-99.

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

Joe Bouchard wrote:
I *think* Tonya meant 10-99.

This is what i get for posting early in the morning!

We are not running 10-00 Hao Jin again. The entry I meant to post is "The Finale". I'll double check the number.

Editing original post now.

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

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Registration website is live!

Scarab Sages *** Venture-Agent

Survey submitted!

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I was under the impression that volunteer t shirts are only given out at Paizocon every other year. Am I mistaken?

Dark Archive ***

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

And i have registered for Origins! FYI there is still some GenCon verbiage in there. Also when i got the confirmation page it gave me the GenCon leads email.

Just want to verify I registered for Origins :)

Also, excited to run PFS Finale!
And my first SFS special!

Thanks!

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

EwokBanshee wrote:
I was under the impression that volunteer t shirts are only given out at Paizocon every other year. Am I mistaken?

They are given to new volunteers every year, and to previous volunteers after a certain time period if they request replacements for worn out originals. I forget how long the interval is however.

Grand Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

The general expectation is volunteer shirts are good for at least two years.

Scarab Sages **

Not going to lie, I was hoping for a hotel tier for Paizocon. Going to have to take another look at the budget.

Grand Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

PaizoCon has never provided hotel rooms for the volunteers

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Columbus aka Cirithiel

GenCon, here I come!

But 10 slots at GenCon? Who is crazy enough to try that kind of schedule???

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, United Kingdom—England—Manchester

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Tonya,

I have sent you a couple of emails in regard of UKGE 2019. Have you received them?

Kind regards, Ian H

Shadow Lodge *****

Janice Piette wrote:
But 10 slots at GenCon? Who is crazy enough to try that kind of schedule???

...I know a few.

Dark Archive *****

Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

The GenCon signup questionnaire says 7 to 10 slots are "Hotel or parking pass"

At what level gives the hotel for sure? Flying in, I won't have a car to park...or sleep in :)

*** ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

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Trying for exhibition hall demos at GenCon again!

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

7 Slots. I imagine the parking pass is for those who don't want to stay downtown, such as locals.

Dataphiles **** ⦵⦵⦵⦵

I went 9 last year.

**** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Southcoast aka JDDyslexia

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
EwokBanshee wrote:
I was under the impression that volunteer t shirts are only given out at Paizocon every other year. Am I mistaken?
They are given to new volunteers every year, and to previous volunteers after a certain time period if they request replacements for worn out originals. I forget how long the interval is however.

FWIW, there was some talk last year of redesigning the T-shirts, which may mean new shirts for everybody this year.

Grand Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Glav wrote:

The GenCon signup questionnaire says 7 to 10 slots are "Hotel or parking pass"

At what level gives the hotel for sure? Flying in, I won't have a car to park...or sleep in :)

The parking pass wording in the Gen Con rewards is an error to be corrected. There are no parking rewards for Gen Con. All parking arrangements and fees are the responsibility of the volunteer.

The hotel reward is for 7+ blocks

Grand Lodge ****

Time to volunteer. It was too much fun not to do it again.

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

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EwokBanshee wrote:
I was under the impression that volunteer t shirts are only given out at Paizocon every other year. Am I mistaken?

With the launch of a new PFS campaign and the addition of Starfinder, we are taking this year to create new shirts. We are also changing the distribution a bit and allocating shirts based on the number of days volunteers need to wear them.

After this it will be an "every other year if you already got them" distribution model.

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

The "parking" entry for Gen Con is now corrected on the OPF website. This was a copy/paste error as other conventions have parking rewards. If I could find a way to guarantee space in a lot, we would offer a parking pass as a reward. I regret that we cannot!

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

DragonflyBlue wrote:

And i have registered for Origins! FYI there is still some GenCon verbiage in there. Also when i got the confirmation page it gave me the GenCon leads email.

Just want to verify I registered for Origins :)

Also, excited to run PFS Finale!
And my first SFS special!

Thanks!

Cleaned up the verbiage. We used Gen Con's questionnaire as a template and some of it didn't get updated. Thanks for the heads up.

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Manager

Ian Hawthorne wrote:

Tonya,

I have sent you a couple of emails in regard of UKGE 2019. Have you received them?

Kind regards, Ian H

Not that I remember. Looking in mail now.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8 aka WalterGM

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Signed up to to GM at GenCon for the first time in a long time -- looking forward to the purple again!

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Tonya Woldridge wrote:
Swiftbrook wrote:
Will the individual convention listing also which night which "specials" will be running? Or at this point is the sign-up generic and we are simply stating how many blocks we are willing to run, not which specific blocks we are volunteering for?

We are still putting schedules together, but tentatively it looks like:

Edited original post to update numbering and include names.

PaizoCon -
*Sun: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"

UKGE -
TBD

Origins -
*Fri: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"
*Sat: SFS 2-00

Gen Con -
*Thurs: PFS2 Pregen Special
*Fri: SFS 2-00
*Sat: PFS 10-99: "The Finale"

Pax U -
*Sat: PFS2 Pregen Special

Thank You!

Rats! I had assumed that 8-99D would be run at Origins, not 11-99 "The Finale" (or what ever it's number is).

Shadow Lodge *****

To play, or to run? That is the question.

Scarab Sages *** Venture-Agent

Grandmaster TOZ wrote:
To play, or to run? That is the question.

Its possible to do both.

Shadow Lodge *****

At the same time?!

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