|⦵ Marc Waschle|
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GENCON was awesome! My oldest Son GM'd his first Society game this year and his first interactive special! It was a very proud parent moment when I over heard compliments from players at his table. It was my second oldest Sons first GENCON and he loved it and loved playing 2e. My youngest was higher than a kite when he rolled a natural 20 and got a Core Rule Book for free! Unexpected icing on the cake, came Saturday night when Tonya presented me with my campaign coin!
A big thank you to all the employees, writers, developers, GMs and players that create, produce, and bring life to all things Organized Play and Pathfinder have to offer!
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I have always been somewhat of a mouse, hanging around in the edges of society in whichever group I was participating. Sometimes I would have the opportunity to stand in the shadow of someone who was greeted by many as we moved through the crowds. I think it speaks volumes to the diverse and accepting community that is Organized Play that from arriving at the Westin on Wednesday morning to departing for the airport on Monday morning I was greeted and remembered by many from around the country who had shared tables, conventions and sometimes even rooms during the past (nearly) two years. This was a new and amazing experience for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed GMing several tables of PFS2 plus the evenings' specials; the opportunity to celebrate the well-deserved recognition of the campaign coin recipients; the comradery and cooperation as we set up and packed up the Sagamore; the opportunity to attend a few seminars during breaks, made easier by having a dedicated room that was close to the ballroom; the rousing affirmation during a certain vote; watching Paizo staff and other OP leaders actively participating and facilitating, inspiring the membership; and most of all, the sounds of laughter and glee, the looks of joy, and the general atmosphere of great fun.
|Wei Ji the Learner|
I am sorry I was such a zombie when you were talking to me towards the end of the Con. The ability to be coherent was rapidly fading due to extended 'up-time' and my voice was going.
To everyone who volunteered to help make Gen Con this year awesome, thank you!
|Tyler Beck RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 aka cartmanbeck|
I'd like to congratulate both John and Linda on their promotions! However, it's also bittersweet for me... For a brief few months, we had a dedicated ACG org play developer who has been absolutely fantastic! I very much look forward to working with her replacement in that position as we continue to expand the player base for my favorite game of all time, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game!
|Mike McKeown Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor|
|Linda Zayas-Palmer Organized Play Lead Developer|
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I was out sick last week. Now that I'm back and feeling better, here are my thoughts in the comments instead :)
And speaking of props, thank you to all of the volunteers, both GMs and HQ staff, who made Gen Con this year such a success. I heard plenty of positive feedback about people's experiences at the show, with Pathfinder Second Edition and with all of Paizo's organized play programs. It was the tireless efforts of these volunteers that brought me into the Pathfinder Society community nine years ago, and it's wonderful to see so many other people being welcomed into our hobby in the same spirit.
This year is a time of transition in many ways. The Pathfinder Society is moving in to Pathfinder Second Edition and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society has officially transitioned to the updated Core Set rules. But beyond the products, this Gen Con marks John Compton's move to the Starfinder team. John has been a fixture of Organized Play for years. His experience, innovation, creativity, and dedication to the campaign have fundamentally changed Organized play for the better, in ways both large and small. All of us on the Organized Play team have learned so much from him, and I'm sure he's going to continue to do amazing things. With John's departure, I'm stepping up into the role of Organized Play Lead Developer. While I have big shoes to fill, I'm confident that our team will continue to thrive, and I'm excited to journey into this next chapter with all of you.
Organized Play Lead Developer
|⦵ Marc Waschle|
|⦵ Tineke Bolleman Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran|