Hope everyone in the northern hemisphere had a good end of summer and that our southern hemisphere folks’ winter wasn’t too unbearable. We have lots of news, so diving right in!
PAX Unplugged 2019
The end of 2019 is in sight and planning for 2020 continues apace. PAX Unplugged has room for a few more volunteers. Visit www.organizedplayfoundation.org/paizo for more information or to complete a volunteer questionnaire. The organizing committee of Bradley Fiske and Shannon Petrosky, advised by Premier Event Team Coordinator Bob Jonquet, will be reaching out to volunteer applicants in the near future as plans solidify and schedules come together.
Pathfinder Society (second edition) Character Rebuild
If you’ve joined us for our first few weeks of the Pathfinder Society campaign, you know that we still have a few bugs to work out to get the campaign running smoothly. Between improving and fleshing out the Pathfinder Society Guide to Play, fixing issues with reporting scenarios, getting the Achievement Points chart online, and other bits and pieces that have come up, we’re working hard to get the campaign to a place we can all be proud of. On top of all of that, we know that players and GMs are all learning an entirely new game system.
We’d like to give our community time to explore, learn, and not worry about looking back on their past character decisions and wishing they had made different ones. To that end, we’ll be releasing a free, limited-time boon on the Achievement Points chart, which you can apply immediately to rebuild your character. The window for applying this boon will close on September 19th. Rebuilding will continue to appear on the Achievement Points chart after that date, but it will no longer be a free option.
Thank you to all our players and GMs who jumped in and provided feedback! We cannot have a campaign without you all and we greatly value your communication.
We had no new additions to the recipient roster this month.
As we said before, even though publication of Pathfinder Society (first edition) scenarios wrapped in July, we are still supporting the program. This includes GMs earning their 5th star for running games. This month, two GMs obtained their last star. 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! Huge kudos on your achievement!
Novas & Glyphs
We’re manually compiling the data from the rubric reviews while we work to get the online reporting in place! Please send any reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 GTEX 2019- Game Theory Events Houston, TX 9/6/2019 LoneStarGameExpo 2019 Grapevine, TX 9/6/2019 TRPG Festival 2019 Japan 9/6/2019 Renton City Comic Con 2019 Renton, WA 9/7/2019 TotalCon's End-of-Summer Sizzler 2019 Marlborough, MA 9/8/2019 Ancient City Con (2019) St. Augustine, FL 9/20/2019 CogCon 29 (2019) Rolla, MO 9/20/2019 Council Con 42 (2019) Schenectady, NY 9/20/2019 Delta H Con (2019) Houston, TX 9/20/2019 Saskatoon Entertainment Expo (2019) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 9/20/2019 SIBCON 2019 Lyndora, PA 9/20/2019 SkålCon 2019 Plymouth, MN 9/20/2019 SyysMaraCon 2019 Oulu, Finland 9/20/2019 TPKon 7: Stronger & Faster (2019) Online - Org Play Discord & Roll20 9/20/2019 HMGS South Hurricon 2019 Kissimmee, FL 9/26/2019 Falcon 2019 Stamford, CT 9/27/2019 Finale Saturday 2019 Austin, TX 9/28/2019 Saluki Con 2019 Carbondale, IL 9/28/2019 Con on the Cob 2019 Richfield, OH 10/3/2019 Nuke-Con 2019 Omaha, NE 10/4/2019 RinConGames 2019 Tucson, AZ 10/4/2019 SydCon '19 Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia 10/5/2019 CinCityCon 2019 Sharonville, OH 10/11/2019 AVL Scarefest 5 (2019) Montreat, NC 10/18/2019 Legendary Con 2019 Cape Girardeau, MO 10/18/2019 Dragon-Fall 2019 Elmhurst, IL 10/25/2019 NekoCon (2019) Hampton, VA 11/1/2019 Prague Lodge PFS/SFS Event no.I (2019) Prague, Czech Republic 11/1/2019 Tiger Con 2019 Houston, TX 11/9/2019 ConQuest Avalon 2019 Sacramento, CA 11/22/2019 PAX South 2019 San Antonio, TX 1/17/2020
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.
Convention Location Start Date Paizo Staffers Scheduled to Attend* Delta H Con Houston, TX 9/20/2019 Linda Zayas-Palmer, Mark Seifter SkalCon Minneapolis, MN 9/20/2019 Tonya, Thurston NukeCon Omaha, NE 10/4/2019 John C. PAX Australia Melbourne, Australia 10/10/2019 Tonya PaizoCon Asia-Pacific Brisbane, Australia 10/17/2019 Tonya GameHole Con Madison, WI 10/31/2019 Tonya, TBD PAX Unplugged Philadelphia, PA 12/6/2019 Tonya, Cosmo, Erik, Jeff, more TBD
*Staffers scheduled to attend may change without notice.
Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Manager
September Update— Pathfinder Society (2nd edition), Spotlights and Conventions!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019