The past month blew by in a second, as we kept our focus on continuing to roll out pieces of Pathfinder Society (second edition), as well as work to bring a new developer onto the team and keep scenario production moving forward. We still have lots of changes/improvements planned, including getting sanctioning for all campaigns caught up, fixing the issues with Playtest/Achievement Points, convert the Pathfinder Society (second edition) guide to its final format, and more! We ask for a bit more patience, as we move to get all these items and more completed, as well as plan for the next year of each campaign. Before we know it, June will be here, and we will be looking to launch Starfinder Society Year 3!
Speaking of Year 3, did you see last week’s blog about the newly released scenarios? More specifically, Starfinder Society #2-07: Four for the First? If you're a Starfinder and interested in Year 3 storyline development, check out the blog here. If you’ve played the scenario and wish to vote for your choice of First Seeker, visit our survey here.
Regarding Pathfinder Society (second edition). We have the Retail Incentive Program finalized. Hopefully we can get it added to the policies website and guide soon, but until then, posting here will get it into use. For the basics on how to use the Retail Incentive Programs, as well as the specifics for Pathfinder Society (first edition), Starfinder Society, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, follow this link.
Primary Benefit (for all characters)
Harder to Kill: One time per game, reduce your dying condition value by 1. This can prevent you from dying.
Enhanced Version: For the enhanced benefit, reduce your dying condition value by 2.
Additional Benefits (each character chooses one)
Cheaper Healing: Before the end of the session, you can use the benefit to reduce the cost a single healing spell or ritual to remove a condition, affliction, or death to 90%.
Enhanced Version: You instead reduce the cost to 80%.
Recover from Wounds: Once per game, you can rest for 10 minutes to gain the result of a success on a trained DC 15 Treat Wounds.
Enhanced Version: You instead gain the result of a success on a master DC 30 Treat Wounds.
Bonus Wealth: When you roll a critical failure on a check to Earn Income, you get the results of a failure instead.
Enhanced Version: When you fail or critically fail a check to Earn Income, you earn double the base amount of money from a failure.
Attending SkalCon two weeks ago afforded me the opportunity to recognize several individuals for their contributions to our organized play programs. For one recipient, we reaffirmed the award given at Gen Con and recognized her in front of her hometown crowd. For the others, some surprised looks turned to smiles as they received their awards. 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 Hilary Moon Murphy (HMM) 820 Erica Loponow 822 Jolene Danner 823 Andrew Torgerud 824
September marks a momentous occasion for several GMs, as they earned their 5th GM 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! Thank you to the GMs listed below for their time and service on behalf of the Pathfinder Society! We appreciate you very much. Huzzah on their achievement!
Novas & Glyphs
We’re closing in on having the nova evaluation tool appear on venture-captain’s “organizer” tab at Paizo.com. Until then, please email evaluation submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org for collation.
With the launch of Pathfinder Society (second edition), we expect to see GMs with glyphs soon. If you’ve GMed 10 or more games, post in the comments so we can recognize the GMs of our newest program!
Though the year draws to a close, convention season hasn’t wrapped up! You can play in Society games at any of the conventions listed below! The list includes all submissions as of 1 October. 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 Con on the Cob 2019 Richfield, OH 10/3/2019 BattleCon IV (2019) Midlothian, VA 10/4/2019 Dan's Con of the Vale 2019 Brookfield, WI 10/4/2019 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 Crucible 8 (2019) Kissimmee, FL 10/11/2019 Flat Con 2019 Bloomington, IL 10/11/2019 Save Against Fear 2019 Harrisburg, PA 10/11/2019 PAX AUS 2019 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 10/11/2019 Games +1 Extravaganza 2019 Davenport, IA 10/12/2019 AVL Scarefest 5 (2019) Montreat, NC 10/18/2019 Legendary Con 2019 Cape Girardeau, MO 10/18/2019 Pathcon 6 (2019) Salt Lake City , UT 10/18/2019 PaizoCon Asia-Pacific 2019 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 10/18/2019 Rolecon 2019 Moscow, Russia 10/19/2019 Dragon-Fall 2019 Elmhurst, IL 10/25/2019 Rock-Con 2019 Rockford, IL 10/25/2019 Tavern Con 2019 Ithaca, MI 10/25/2019 CoNfUsIoN 2019 - Autumn Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 10/25/2019 the Unseelie Court 2019 Philadelphia, PA 10/25/2019 Carnage 2019 Killington, VT 11/1/2019 NekoCon (2019) Hampton, VA 11/1/2019 Prague Lodge PFS/SFS Event no.I (2019) Prague, Czech Republic 11/1/2019 Extra Life @ The Collective (2019) Altamonte Springs, FL 11/1/2019 Halloweencon 2019 Odense, Denmark 11/1/2019 Fallicon 2019 Lexington, KY 11/1/2019 Extra Life Game Day 2019 Derry NH 11/2/2019 MACE 2019 Charlotte, NC 11/8/2019 AcadeCon 2019 Dayton, OH 11/8/2019 Tiger Con 2019 Houston, TX 11/9/2019 Midwest Game Fest 2019 Independence, MO 11/14/2019 Brazil´s #1-99 The Scoured Stars Invasion (2019) Brazil - Various 11/15/2019 ConQuest Avalon 2019 Sacramento, CA 11/22/2019 GobbleCon 2019 Burlingame, CA 11/29/2019 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. The 2020 travel plan approaches finalization. Once finished, we can update the list below to include 2020 conventions. For those proactive organizers out there, please note the deadline to request Paizo staff attendance is 1 June 2020. Organizers may email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: staff do not attend conventions that conflict with Paizo-sponsored shows.
Convention Location Start Date Paizo Staffers Scheduled to Attend* NukeCon Omaha, NE 10/04/2019 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 12/06/2019 Tonya, Cosmo, Erik, Jeff, Luis, Lyz, Jason
*Staffers scheduled to attend may change without notice.
Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Manager
October Update— RIP, Stars, Spotlights and Conventions!
Wednesday, October 2, 2019