Last week should have seen a preview of Pathfinder Society Scenario 10-22: Passing the Torch, Part 1: Who Wears the Mask. But when I reviewed developer Linda Zayas-Palmer’s words, I kept thinking about Avengers: Endgame spoilers and how I didn’t want to be "that person". So, I’m including her review here, with appropriate edits to keep us spoiler free.[Spoiler=Linda's Scenario Review]
There. I don't think I let the cat out of the bag. I ask the rest of you to swear yourselves to silence as well, so that everyone may experience the penultimate scenario in their own time. Tune in next month as we bring the first part of the Pathfinder Society to a thundering close in July's capstone scenario!
Remember, [REDACTED] demands your silence.
When several Organized Play team members attended Origins a couple weekends ago, we had the opportunity to recognize some of the campaigns' hard-working volunteers. There are few things that bring me as much satisfaction as seeing the look on a volunteer's face as they realize I'm talking about them. Please take a moment to thank the following community members for their efforts on behalf of our gaming community and congratulate them on receiving new Org Play numbers!
Recipient Org Play Number Ivis Flanagan 809 Janice Piette 810 Allen Snyder 811 Barb Wilkens 812 Allen Wilkens 813
During May and June, several GMs crested the summit of 5-star mountain. To achieve this milestone, GMs run 150 games, of which at least 50 must be unique scenarios and 10 special scenarios, as well as run a game for a venture-captain. A conservative estimate of time needed to reach 5-stars is 650 hours! To the GMs listed below, thank you very much for the time and energy you spend running Pathfinder Society games! Three cheers on your achievement!
As we wrap up our production on Pathfinder Society (1st edition) scenarios, we would like to reiterate that this is not the end of the road for the campaign. Just as scenarios still count for event support and players can still earn boons at events, games ran will still count towards star requirements. So don't worry if you're not quite to your goals, there will still be time to reach for the stars.
Novas & Glyphs
We've spent the past six weeks trying out the rubric and receiving feedback on the review process. So far, what we've heard is positive. I've been working with tech to get the review reporting online. We ran into a little blip when our tech liaison had an extended leave of absence, but we are back up and running and hope to have these improvements rolled out soon.
We have organized play activities at quite a few conventions in the upcoming months, so if you want to get your game on, check out the list below! The list includes all the event support requests received to date. If you see one missing, ping the organizer and have them submit a request for support or have them email me at email@example.com to discuss their event. All of the conventions on the list maintain some type of web presence, be it website, social media page, or Warhorn listing, so if you are interested in attending in either capacity, check out their websites or contact the local venture-officer for more information!
Convention Location Start Date CONvergence 2019 Minneapolis, MN 7/4/2019 DiceTower 2019 Orlando, FL 7/4/2019 Play On Con 2019 Birmingham, AL 7/4/2019 Milwaukee Summer Revel 2019 Brookfield, Wisconsin 7/5/2019 CharCon 2019 Charleston, WV 7/12/2019 GSGC 2019 Boise, Idaho 7/12/2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego, 2019 San Diego, CA 7/18/2019 InterGalactic ConQuest McClellan, CA 7/19/2019 KantCon 2019 Overland Park, Kansas 7/19/2019 OGC 2019 Nashua, NH 7/19/2019 QuinCon 34 (2019) Quincy, IL 7/19/2019 Gaming Marathon 2 Colorado Springs, CO 7/20/2019 Wintercon 2019 Canberra ACT Australia 7/20/2019 Summerfest 2019 Richland WA 7/25/2019 Ropecon 2019 Helsinki - Finland 7/26/2019 Paizocon UK 2019 Birmingham, UK 8/2/2019 Summerlodge 2019 Taastrup, Denmark 8/9/2019 Game On Expo 19 Phoenix, Arizona 8/9/2019 GardenCon 2019 Geneva, Switzerland 8/15/2019 AnimeFest Dallas, Texas 8/16/2019 Crit-Con 3 Concord, NC 8/16/2019 FanExpo Toronto, Ontario, Canada 8/22/2019 Con Voyage 2019 Sydney NSW (at sea on the Carnival Spirit) 8/23/2019 The Convergence Hamilton, New Zealand 8/24/2019 Shadowcon 2019 London, UK 8/24/2019 Draconicon 2019 Tel Aviv, Israel 8/28/2019 AB-Con Autumn 2019 Germany/Bavaria/Aschaffenburg 8/29/2019 DragonCon 2019 Atlanta, GA 8/29/2019 TRPG Festival 2019 Japan 9/6/2019 Renton City Comic Con 2019 Renton, Washington 9/7/2019 TotalCon's End-of-Summer Sizzler Marlborough, MA 9/8/2019 SkålCon 2019 Roseville, MN 9/20/2019 Saskatoon Entertainment Expo Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 9/20/2019 Saluki Con 2019 Carbondale, IL 9/28/2019
Organized Play Staff Travel
Want to hang out with Paizo staff? Play in a game which they are GM? Check out the list below and come see us at a convention near you. If you are an event organizer and want to invite us out at your event in 2020, the deadline to request our attendance is 1 June, as we must submit the convention plan by July. Organizers may email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: staff do not attend conventions the last weekend in May or the weekend of Gen Con, due to already being slated to attend those shows.
*Staffers scheduled to attend may change without notice.
Convention Location Start Date Paizo Staffers Scheduled to Attend GenCon Indianapolis, IN 8/1/2019 Most FanExpo Toronto, Canada 8/22/2019 Tonya DragonCon Atlanta, GA 8/30/2019 John C. Delta H Con Houston, TX 9/20/2019 Linda Zayas-Palmer, Mark Seifter NukeCon Omaha, NE 10/4/2019 OP TBD PaizoCon Asia-Pacific Adelaide, SA, Australia 10/17/2019 Tonya GameHole Con Madison, WI 10/31/2019 Tonya, TBD PAX Unplugged Philadelphia, PA 12/6/2019 Tonya, Amanda, Cosmo, Erik, Jason B., Jeff
Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Manager
July Update— [REDACTED], Spotlights and Conventions!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019