Achievement Points (AcP) and Free RPG Day

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Free RPG Day Sanctioning

This year’s delightful Free RPG adventures, Pathfinder Adventure: Big Trouble in Little Absalom and Starfinder Adventure: Skitter Home are sanctioned for use in Paizo Organized Play programs as of their release date of Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Sanctioning guidelines and chronicle sheets will be uploaded to the product pages before then.

Pathfinder players may use one of the five provided pregenerated kobold characters, applying credit to one of their characters as per the standard Society rules. Once the Advanced Player’s Guide releases (July 30th), players may create kobold characters for Society play, including using them in Free RPG day adventure.

The Starfinder adventure utilizes either Skittermander Society characters of fourth level or one of the four provided pregenerated skittermanders. If using a pregen, credit application follows Starfinder Society guidelines. Remember that Starfinder Near Space provides character options for use in building new skittermander PCs!

There are a few restrictions for when and how Free RPG Day adventures. These are different than in prior years, to take into account social distancing due to Covid-19:

  • GMs are permitted to run on a VTT for their local group, provided they get a physical copy from the store and are only running for local players.
  • Once the scenario is released digitally on paizo.com in August, anybody may run it online or in-person for whomever wants to play!
  • As always, you can get credit for the scenario twice: once as a player and once as a GM.

Achievement Points Update

This morning, the last piece of the AcP puzzle fell into place and we turned on boon purchasing. You will now see a full list of purchasable Character Options on the Boon tab of your My Organized Play page. While our intention is to rotate boon options out, with the delay in launching AcP we intend to keep this first batch of boons until the end of the year. We may add to the options, but we won’t take anything away without plenty of warning towards the end of the year.

To help you navigate through the new features, we’ve put together a description of the information found on several tabs of your My Organized Play page, followed by a list of anticipated FAQ. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please post it in the comments and we will get it answered, as well as including it on future iterations of the FAQ.

Sessions Tab

Your Sessions Tab holds a display of every game you’ve played, and that GMs reported by Paizo.com. We’ve listed a breakdown of the columns below:

  • Date: when the session took place
  • GM: the GM’s name
  • Scenario: the scenario, module or AP volume you played
  • Points: the base value of the adventure, including GM credit and AcP. (This AcP value is not necessarily what you earned!)
  • Event: the event this session took place at
  • Session: the session number assigned to the table.
  • Player: Your Organized Play ID #
  • Character: the character that received credit for this session
  • Faction: the faction that character earned reputation with
  • AcP Earned: The amount of AcP you earned, after applying any multipliers from a Premier or Premier Plus event to the base value earned
  • Prest/Rep: Reputation or Prestige earned from this session
  • Notes: Any other notes added by the system

Boons Tab

This is your Boons tab, where you will spend your Achievement Points. At the top, you will see how much AcP you have to spend. To purchase, select the character you are purchasing for with the dropdown at the top of the screen, then click “Purchase” on the right side of the screen.

After you purchase a boon, it will be available for download beneath the available boons. It is a downloadable PDF, which you can keep for your records and/or print out, per campaign guidelines for providing supporting documentation.

Characters may have only one ancestry boon. Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied. Other boons may be added at any time as long as language in the boon does not specify otherwise. Guide 2.0 will include language about applying AcP boons.

Boons must be purchased in between scenarios, to not slow down gameplay.

Achievement Points Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my ancestry and background with one of the rebuild boons?
It depends on the rebuild boon. Rewrite History permits you to change Ancestry and Background. This boon phases out of use August 31, 2020. Career Change and Evolving Destiny do not.

Can party members help purchase the Second Chance boon?
Party members may contribute gold to any costs incurred as part of the resurrection ritual. They may also sell the deceased characters’ items to help contribute to the cost if the player consents.

What does unlocking access to items mean?
When you have access to an uncommon or rare item, you can purchase it at its listed price. You can also purchase the formula for these items you have access to from the Pathfinder Society at the same price as a common formula of the same level. Only the PC with the relevant boon attached gains access to this item.

Formulas for items which limit how many a character may obtain are not available.

What does unlocking access to spells mean?
Having access to an uncommon or rarer spell means that your character(s) can learn the spell in the same way they learn other spells, provided they meet all prerequisites. A character must have access to the spell to learn it from another character that knows it. Only the PC with the relevant boon attached gains access to this spell.

What spells are available with the Esoteric Spellcaster - Core Rulebook boon?
The spells available are: circle of protection, discern lies, drop dead, ethereal jaunt, false vision, globe of invulnerability, hallucinatory terrain, locate, magic aura, mind blank, mind reading, nondetection, power word blind, power word kill, power word stun, protection, spell turning, stone tell, or undetectable alignment

What items are available with the Avid Collector - Core Rulebook boon?
The items available are: aeon stone (clear spindle), aeon stone (dull gray), aeon stone (gold nodule), aeon stone (lavender and green ellipsoid), aeon stone (lavender ellipsoid), aeon stone (orange prism), aeon stone (pink rhomboid), aeon stone (tourmaline sphere), bloodletting kukri, brooch of shielding, cape of the mountebank, channel protection amulet, chime of opening, clandestine cloak, dancing rune, dragonslayer’s shield, elven chain, floating shield, forge warden, greater disrupting rune, holy prayer beads, invisibility potion, katana, katar, keen rune, kukri, mending lattice, oil of animation, oil of keen edges, panacea, potion of tongues, ring of counterspells, spell-storing rune, spiked chain, or swift block cabochon

What do I do if I have errors in my reporting?
First, check with the GM or event coordinator to see if they can correct it. If not, reach out to your local Venture-Captain or email issues to pfsreportingerrors@paizo.com. Please include photos or scans of the chronicle relating to the game with the error to make correcting info easier and faster.

We hope you are as excited in utilizing the AcP system as we are. We thank everyone for your patience as we worked through the bugs and got the system set up.

If you missed it earlier, you can still check out the July Starfinder Society preview blog.

Next week - Gen Con Online! Until then —Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Manager

Alex Speidel
Organized Play Associate

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Dark Archive 4/5 5/55/5 ***** Venture-Captain, Great Lakes

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Yay!!!

2/5 5/5 ***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston

Hazzah!

Liberty's Edge 1/5 **

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Huzzah!

5/5 *****

Can we purchase scrolls and wands of uncommon spells if we buy access?

The boon tab suggests that when bought the uncommon item or spell is available to all of your characters but that is not mentioned in the text of the boon and the blog says the opposite.

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/5 **

Any estimates as to when Advanced Player Guide races will be purchasable?

Paizo Employee 5/55/5 * Organized Play Associate

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andreww wrote:


The boon tab suggests that when bought the uncommon item or spell is available to all of your characters but that is not mentioned in the text of the boon.

Not anymore it doesn't, and you'll notice the clarification in the blog above:

Quote:

What does unlocking access to spells mean?

Having access to an uncommon or rarer spell means that your character(s) can learn the spell in the same way they learn other spells, provided they meet all prerequisites. A character must have access to the spell to learn it from another character that knows it. Only the PC with the relevant boon attached gains access to this spell.

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

At long last, let there be Boons!

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blog wrote:
This year’s delightful Free RPG adventures, Pathfinder Adventure: Big Trouble in Little Absalom and Starfinder Adventure: Skitter Home are sanctioned for use in Paizo Organized Play programs as of their release date of Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Sanctioning guidelines and chronicle sheets will be uploaded to the product pages before then.

There are no product pages for either adventure currently...

Paizo Employee 3/5 * Organized Play Manager

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Tempest_Knight wrote:
blog wrote:
This year’s delightful Free RPG adventures, Pathfinder Adventure: Big Trouble in Little Absalom and Starfinder Adventure: Skitter Home are sanctioned for use in Paizo Organized Play programs as of their release date of Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Sanctioning guidelines and chronicle sheets will be uploaded to the product pages before then.
There are no product pages for either adventure currently...

Yep. This is known and being resolved. But now you'll know where to find the documents when the pages appear.

We will ping this channel when they go up.

Paizo Employee 3/5 * Organized Play Manager

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pauljathome wrote:
Any estimates as to when Advanced Player Guide races will be purchasable?

Before the book becomes legal for use.

4/5 5/55/5 **** Venture-Captain, Tennessee—East Tennessee, Tennessee—Maryville

Any idea (roughly) how long before the boons for APG ancestries will be added to the list, if ever? (Catfolk, Ratfolk, and Tengu specifically.)

Nevermind. Asked and answered while I was reading/typing comment.

**** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—VTT

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Woo hoo!! Many thanks to all the hard work that has been put into the AcP system! Now please excuse me while I go run off and buy some boons!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks for you hard work, Organized Play and Web Teams!

Hmm

Grand Lodge 4/5 ***** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Columbia

Thank you, Tonya, for getting the AcP through the hurdles and into live play. Thanks also to Alex and anyone else who was part of the process. The second season of Pathfinder Society Second Edition is going to get off to a great start even with Covid-19 and the Gen Con folks shooting themselves in the feet.

Scarab Sages 3/5 **** Venture-Lieutenant, Nebraska—Bellevue

Do any of these require slotting pre-game to use? Some of the Playtest ones in particular look like they might need to be slotted.

Liberty's Edge 2/5 5/5 **

Lots of explosions of joy among my playgroup at this news! Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Arizona—Phoenix

Huzzah for boons!

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/5 **

Tonya Woldridge wrote:
pauljathome wrote:
Any estimates as to when Advanced Player Guide races will be purchasable?
Before the book becomes legal for use.

Excellent!! Thank you for the quick (and reassuring :-)) response

Envoy's Alliance 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

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Blog wrote:
Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied.

As a fictional attorney for the Envoys Alliance Legal Defense Fund that rescues Pathfinders in trouble, I must ask: what does this mean, exactly?

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 *** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Sweet!

Now just need to get the RSP turned on for my events. I sent an email to the reporting email but feel like that is a black hole.

When will the RSP be turned on for those events that have been reported?

1/5 RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

Horray! Thank you for all your hard work.

3/5 *

Troubleshooting:
Sigh Got excited to use my Playtest Points that I never ended up using, and something weird happened. Was about to purchase a free wayfinder for one of my characters, but apparently something happened and the “Purchase with PtP” and “Purchase with AcP” sections got switched, so instead of purchasing a wayfinder with PtP, I ended up purchasing a leshy boon with AcP. Don’t get me wrong, I like leshies, but I was saving up to buy a hobgoblin, and I happened to purchase said boon on my character # that was going to be said hobgoblin (and now I don’t have enough AcP for said hobgoblin). So…Can someone help me there?

Scarab Sages 1/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Richmond

Pip Hip Hooray wrote:
Blog wrote:
Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied.
As an attorney for the Envoy Alliance Legal Defense Fund that rescues Pathfinders in trouble, I must ask: what does this mean, exactly?

I'm not sure but...

There exist boons that can be "assigned" to PCs differen than those PCs that had the Chronicle Sheet "applied" to them, such as the boons granting ancestry-specific backgrounds.

Maybe?


Is Rewrite History available for any character or just the -2001? If available for any character, can it be purchased for more than one character?

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

King Trey, I would write to organizedplay@paizo.com immediately. Hopefully Alex and Tonya can sort it out.

Hmm

5/5 *****

andreww wrote:
Can we purchase scrolls and wands of uncommon spells if we buy access?

Just floating this question back out there in case it gets lost in the hoorays.

Also, many thanks for sorting these things out prior to Gencon and the APG release.

Sovereign Court 4/5 **

Woo I'm so happy! Thank you for the countless hours of work this took!

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Hmm wrote:

King Trey, I would write to organizedplay@paizo.com immediately. Hopefully Alex and Tonya can sort it out.

Hmm

Oh yeah, that sounds like a much smarter thing to do given the situation. Thanks, Hmm!

EDIT: Aaand email sent.

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Pip Hip Hooray wrote:
Blog wrote:
Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied.
As a fictional attorney for the Envoys Alliance Legal Defense Fund that rescues Pathfinders in trouble, I must ask: what does this mean, exactly?

Basically, have you actually played the character? If the character is just a GM credit blob without stats behind it, you are fine. But if you've done things like roll Earned Income for the blob because you had a character in mind, then you've applied the chronicles. At least, that's my understanding.

Dark Archive 2/5 *

So by my personal quick count I've got ~23 sessions where the ACP isn't being calculated correctly. How do I correct that as it shouldn't have anything to do with the reporting by the GM and is based on your ACP system. I've got many sessions just show no ACP, or 1 ACP for a full session, or one quest showing too much ACP (its all over the place). By my count I'm roughly ~90 ACP short as I've maintained a separate excel file for my own spending planning purposes.

Paizo Employee 5/55/5 * Organized Play Associate

Red Griffyn wrote:
So by my personal quick count I've got ~23 sessions where the ACP isn't being calculated correctly. How do I correct that as it shouldn't have anything to do with the reporting by the GM and is based on your ACP system. I've got many sessions just show no ACP, or 1 ACP for a full session, or one quest showing too much ACP (its all over the place). By my count I'm roughly ~90 ACP short as I've maintained a separate excel file for my own spending planning purposes.
The blog post wrote:
email issues to pfsreportingerrors@paizo.com

Paizo Employee 5/55/5 * Organized Play Associate

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Pip Hip Hooray wrote:
Blog wrote:
Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied.
As a fictional attorney for the Envoys Alliance Legal Defense Fund that rescues Pathfinders in trouble, I must ask: what does this mean, exactly?

From a practical standpoint: it means your GM blobs/babies can get an Ancestry applied to them as long as you haven't actually played them yet.

Paizo Employee 5/55/5 * Organized Play Associate

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Sagian wrote:
Is Rewrite History available for any character or just the -2001? If available for any character, can it be purchased for more than one character?

Any character, and yes!

(andreww: we've seen your question on wands/scrolls and are discussing/looking into it)

Scarab Sages 4/5 *** Venture-Agent, Arizona—Queen Creek

Great news, now has anyone actually gotten them to work?

I have a brand new character (2006) that I tried to purchase the Iruxi ancestry boon for. Nothin happened other than the page refreshed.


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Red Griffyn wrote:
So by my personal quick count I've got ~23 sessions where the ACP isn't being calculated correctly. How do I correct that as it shouldn't have anything to do with the reporting by the GM and is based on your ACP system. I've got many sessions just show no ACP, or 1 ACP for a full session, or one quest showing too much ACP (its all over the place). By my count I'm roughly ~90 ACP short as I've maintained a separate excel file for my own spending planning purposes.

On the GM/Organized Play tab there's a refresh button that should properly recalculate it.

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Alex Speidel wrote:
(andreww: we've seen your question on wands/scrolls and are discussing/looking into it)

And since crafting is available, if purchasing scrolls/wands is ruled not legal, might crafting your own be (esp. scrolls).

5/5 *****

Alex Speidel wrote:
Sagian wrote:
Is Rewrite History available for any character or just the -2001? If available for any character, can it be purchased for more than one character?

Any character, and yes!

(andreww: we've seen your question on wands/scrolls and are discussing/looking into it)

Thank you

Envoy's Alliance 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

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Alex Speidel wrote:
Pip Hip Hooray wrote:
Blog wrote:
Ancestry boons may be added to a character who has chronicles assigned but not applied.
As a fictional attorney for the Envoys Alliance Legal Defense Fund that rescues Pathfinders in trouble, I must ask: what does this mean, exactly?
From a practical standpoint: it means your GM blobs/babies can get an Ancestry applied to them as long as you haven't actually played them yet.

Thank you. I'm sure that my fictional clients will appreciate this information!

Envoy's Alliance *

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Just curious for the avid collector boon it is a chronicle?

Just want to make sure which buying guidelines apply

Any uncommon equipment in sanctioned Pathfinder content with an item level equal to or less than your character’s level (minimum 2); your character must have access to this uncommon equipment such as through meeting its Access condition.

Any equipment listed on your character’s Chronicle sheets with an item level equal to or less than your character’s level + 2. Some items found on Chronicle sheets are available for purchase only a limited number of times. Weapon and Armor found on chronicle sheets can be upgraded following the normal rules for upgrading.

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Got stuff worked out. Forewarning to everyone: The Playtest Points and its associated boons is the first section and the AcP and its associated boons are the second section, even if it appears to be the other way around! Sometimes when you refresh the two sections appear to switch, even though the coding doesn’t. Basically, proceed with caution when purchasing boons (I’m told that the tech team has been informed of the issue and will work on it).

In other news, despite what the boon says, you actually CAN purchase a second hobgoblin boon, you just need another 12.1 million AcP. XD

Paizo Employee 3/5 * Organized Play Manager

Gary Bush wrote:

Sweet!

Now just need to get the RSP turned on for my events. I sent an email to the reporting email but feel like that is a black hole.

When will the RSP be turned on for those events that have been reported?

Reporting errors was put on the back burner while we got the Big 3 cons out the door (PaizoCon/ConCurrent/GenCon). As soon as those are in hand, we will get back to working through the backlog.

Dark Archive 2/5 *

Dubious Scholar wrote:
Red Griffyn wrote:
So by my personal quick count I've got ~23 sessions where the ACP isn't being calculated correctly. How do I correct that as it shouldn't have anything to do with the reporting by the GM and is based on your ACP system. I've got many sessions just show no ACP, or 1 ACP for a full session, or one quest showing too much ACP (its all over the place). By my count I'm roughly ~90 ACP short as I've maintained a separate excel file for my own spending planning purposes.
On the GM/Organized Play tab there's a refresh button that should properly recalculate it.

100% recalculated it to within +- 1 point of expectation. Thank you!

4/5 * Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston

So umm, I just purchased a wayfinder (playtest) when I clicked on the Leshy boon....

EDIT: Sigh, basically what KingTreylll said...

Dark Archive 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, Finland—Tampere

Is it possible to make a tiefling leshy or does tieflings also count as ancestry boon? :3

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

Well you can already make an Abyssal Leshy...

Dark Archive

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Good stuff!

Now to poke the elephant in the room:.
The 1E replay tracker has been removed from the event coordination screen, but this wasn't addressed in the blog post.

Has there been a change in 1E replay rules that I missed?

Dark Archive 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, Finland—Tampere

Nefreet wrote:
Well you can already make an Abyssal Leshy...

Thats the thing ;D I wanna make tiefling finandar leshy sorcerer with demonic bloodline

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden

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Jesse Lehto wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Well you can already make an Abyssal Leshy...
Thats the thing ;D I wanna make tiefling finandar leshy sorcerer with demonic bloodline

Chocolate, with chocolate on top, and chocolate frosting...

Scarab Sages 1/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Richmond

Jesse Lehto wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Well you can already make an Abyssal Leshy...
Thats the thing ;D I wanna make tiefling finandar leshy sorcerer with demonic bloodline

Would it not makes sense for that character to be anything but a field-commissioned agent? They wouldn't have had the 3 years necessary for School training.

Dark Archive 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, Finland—Tampere

NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Jesse Lehto wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Well you can already make an Abyssal Leshy...
Thats the thing ;D I wanna make tiefling finandar leshy sorcerer with demonic bloodline
Would it not makes sense for that character to be anything but a field-commissioned agent? They wouldn't have had the 3 years necessary for School training.

? I'm not sure how that is relevant to the post? Or ye just curious? :D

I mean do any of pathfinder society unlockable backgrounds make sense with 3 years of pathfinder school training? Not really, and thats why I'm not going for school training

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