With the current state of affairs, we wish all our community to take measures to keep themselves and others safe. Please do not attend public games if you feel ill. We encourage the community organizers to assess the situation for their area and formulate a plan.
For those wanting to game but not wanting to gather in public places, the Online Community, led by Regional Venture-Coordinator Jesse Davis, have a full roster of virtual tabletop and play-by-post games. For more information or to register for games, visit the Org Play Online discord channel.
A quick update on our tech backlog. I’ve been poking around the system (you may have seen some of my efforts) and have pieces in place as soon as we can get the user-interface complete and through quality assurance. This includes updates to 0 table Starfinder GMs and erroneous AcP numbers. Will update again when we have a firmer rollout date.
I asked Alex to write a few words of introduction to share with you!
Hi nufriends! I’m Alex Speidel, the new Organized Play Associate (read: Tonya’s minion). Our Venture Officers are already well-acquainted with me, as I’ve been sending them everything they’ve asked for over the past few weeks.
I’ve been playing Starfinder since its release in 2017; I’m here for the “roleplaying” part of the roleplaying game, and I think it’s a great universe to explore. When I’m not in the Pact Worlds, I’m watching reality TV at home, reading sci-fi and fantasy, or getting ice cream with my future husband. Moving to Seattle is a great chance for us to get out and explore the beauty out here, and I’m excited to come out to conventions and meet you all! If you like to make bad decisions, you can follow me on Twitter at @AlexSpeidel.
Developer James Case led the charge on getting the next bit of sanctioning through the door for Pathfinder Society (second edition). We updated the original Character Options blog with information from the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide and a few other clarification bits.
We still have Pathfinder (first edition) sanctioning in the hopper but had a few setbacks that mean a bit longer delay, as we ensure scenarios move through the production line and look to our convention season deadlines. Thank you for your patience.
We awarded no coins during the past month.
Stars, Novas & Glyphs
One GM reached their 5th star in December. We still have a few weeks in 2019 for those trying to earn their 5th star before the year’s end. Doing so indicates a commitment to organized play, as to achieve this milestone, GMs must 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!
Congratulations to Michael Owen Hill and Betty Osthoff on achieving their 5th star!
We had no GMs reach their 5th Nova this month.
Glyphs exist in our system and they just need a bit of webcoding to get them to show up!
You can play in Society games at any of the conventions listed below! The list includes all submissions as of 3 March. If you see one missing, ping the organizer and have them submit a request for support or have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Cincycon (2020) Hamilton, Ohio 3/6/2020 TPKon VIII: The Fate of TPKon! (2020) Online 3/6/2020 Coastcon 2020 Biloxi, MS 3/6/2020 Southend Pathfinder Conclave 2020 Southend, Essex, UK 3/7/2020 Emerald City Comic Con 2020 Seattle, WA 3/12/2020 BFG CON (2020) Frederick, MD 3/13/2020 COSCON 2020 Lyndora, PA 3/20/2020 Cleveland ConCoction (2020) Aurora, OH 3/20/2020 KevätMaraCon2020 Oulu, Finland 3/20/2020 ConQuest SAC XV (2020) Sacramento, CA 3/20/2020 ConQuest SAC XV (2020) Sacramento, CA 3/20/2020 PFS MANCon 2020 Manchester, England. UK 3/20/2020 Gamestorm 22 (2020) Portland, OR 3/26/2020 Garycon XII (2020) Lake Geneva, WI 3/26/2020 CogCon Spring Revel 2020 Rolla, MO 3/27/2020 CoNfUsIoN 2020 - Winter (2020) Gouda, zuid-holland, the Netherlands 3/27/2020 Logias de España 5 (2020) Spain 3/27/2020 Not-A-Con 2020 Winder, GA 3/29/2020 Outpost III (2020) Online 3/30/2020 CODCON 2020 Glen Ellyn, IL 4/3/2020 Save vs Hunger 2020 Maryville, TN 4/3/2020 AtomiCon VIII: Story and Song (2020) Durham, NC 4/3/2020 AnimeDetour 2020 Minneapolis, MN 4/3/2020 NORWESCON 2020 SeaTac, WA 4/9/2020 EyeCon 20 (2020) Sydney, NSW, Australia 4/10/2020 MDog 2020 Kalamazoo, MI 4/10/2020 WonderCon 2020 Anaheim, CA 4/10/2020 GameOn-Icon 2020 Plymouth, NH 4/11/2020 Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo 2020 Huntsville, AL 4/18/2020 KoboldCon 2020 Colorado Springs, CO 4/23/2020 KoboldCon 2020 Colorado Springs, CO 4/23/2020 RavenCon (2020) Williamsburg, VA 4/24/2020 Pretzcon 2020 Ralston, NE 4/24/2020 Chupa VII (2020) Austin, TX 5/1/2020 1D4 Con 2020 Shepherdstown, WV 5/15/2020 PaizoCon 2020 Seattle, WA 5/22/2020 UKGE 2020 Birmingham, UK 5/29/2020
Organized Play Staff Travel
With the concerns of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, staff attendance at conventions is suspended at the moment. We apologize to all affected by this change in plans and will work with organizers to reschedule appearances. We will update this list as we have more information. To all, stay safe!
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 email@example.com. Note: staff do not attend conventions that conflict with Paizo-sponsored shows.
Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Manager
March Update— Welcome Alex, Spotlights and Conventions!
Thursday, March 5, 2020