January 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Thursday, January 6, 2022

OPC Musings

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. That’s not because I’m perfect—far from it!—but because inevitably I will forget about them in a couple of weeks without someone to hold me accountable. However, it occurred to me that this space is an excellent place to set out some goals for this year, which I hope you’ll all help me complete. So here are some of my New Year’s resolutions for Organized Play in 2022:

  1. Work with our tech department to roll out some exciting new improvements to the Achievement Points system
  2. Have a successful 2022 convention season
  3. Earn my third nova for Starfinder Society—and maybe my second glyph for Pathfinder Society?

What are some of your resolutions for this year? Let me know in the comments!


Digital Adventure Releases

Here are this month’s digital releases, available January 26, 2022:

Pathfinder

Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-08: Foundation's Price*
Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-09: The Secluded Siege*

Starfinder

Starfinder Society Scenario #4-13: Hard Reset*
Starfinder Bounty #1: The Cantina Job

*part of a subscription

Convention Organizing Committees

As we begin to plan our 2022 conventions, we’re seeking individuals interested in joining the organizing committees for our major shows! If you’re interested in helping to plan PaizoCon, Gen Con, or PaizoCon Europe, head over to last week’s blog post and submit an application. Applications close tomorrow (Friday, January 7), so don’t delay! We hope to release information soon about our plans for these shows and how to volunteer as a GM.

Starfinder Fame Update

As of last Friday, Starfinder Fame has officially expired. Any lingering Fame you haven’t spent yet is space dust in the wind; be sure to record your final purchases in your records.

All boon conversion tasks should be completed at this time as well. The Starfinder Society FAQ has been updated with the information on converting certain boons to Fame; please refer players to that page if they have questions.

Starfinder Nova Update

Last month, we announced that we would be adding SFS #4-09: Through Sea and Storm to the Nova qualification list; however, a paragraph was inadvertently omitted from the blog post. Rather than sneak it in, I decided to save it for this post and announce that SFS #1-39: The Herald’s War will be retired from Nova qualification. As of March 1, 2022, any future runs of that scenario will not count as Specials for the purpose of Nova qualification. This grace period is intended to allow any GMs who had already been planning to run the scenario for credit to do so before we close the door. We don’t intend to retire any future scenarios from Nova qualification—this scenario was always a stopgap until we had enough scenarios in the requisite level ranges.

Sanctioning

With the office quiet for the holidays, we were able to take advantage of our lighter workloads and really blast through the outstanding sanctioning tasks! The following rulebooks and adventures have been sanctioned for play since last month: Lost Omens Monsters of Myth, Absalom, City of Lost Omens, the Strength of Thousands Adventure Path, and rules options from the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path (via the Achievement Points system). For Starfinder, we harnessed the power of the precog, and can announce that we have Galactic Magic ready to go for its street date!

We’ve also got some sanctioning in the pipeline that’s not quite ready yet, but watch the @PaizoOrgPlay Twitter feed for sanctioning announcements, or check back here next month.

GM Recognition

Whether stars, novas, or glyphs, achieving a 5 ranking in any program involves a substantial amount of time. To achieve the 5th milestone, a GM must run 150 games, of which at least 50 must be unique scenarios and 10 special scenarios, as well as run between one and three games for venture-captains (program dependent). A conservative estimate of the time needed to reach the 5th milestone is 650 hours!

This month, we had one GM earn their 5th Glyph for Pathfinder Society (second edition)!

5th Glyph - Tim Ayers

Congratulations to our new 5-rank GM, and thank you for your dedication! If you believe you’ve achieved your 5th rank but haven’t been announced, email us at organizedplay@paizo.com.

Until next time - Explore! Report! Cooperate! And enjoy the new year!

Alex Speidel
Organized Play Coordinator

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**** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—VTT

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Congrats Tim!!!!

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Baby shark is no longer baby shark!

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Huzzah!

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Congrats Tim! :)

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Heck yeah Galactic Magic sanctioning!

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Congratulations Tim! Can’t wait for Galactic Magic to come out!

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Congratulations to Tim!

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Galactic Magic sanctioned before its release?! Rejoice, siblings, for truly this timey-wimey precog-itating is a sign we are blessed by the All-Code!
(Thanks, Sanctioning Team!)

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Congrats Tim!!!

My RPG Goals for 2022, is to get more comfortable with VTT GM'ing.
Complete playing Season 2, and complete GM'ing the Bounties, already at 13.

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Congratulations, Tim!

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Congratulations Tim ^^

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Great job, Tim!

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Will PFS/SFS be at Origins this year?

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Mark Stratton wrote:
Will PFS/SFS be at Origins this year?

Paizo is not sponsoring the show and is not planning to send any staff. The local Ohio crew may be running games, you'd have to contact them to find out their status.

Horizon Hunters 4/5 5/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Indianapolis

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Alex Speidel wrote:
Mark Stratton wrote:
Will PFS/SFS be at Origins this year?
Paizo is not sponsoring the show and is not planning to send any staff. The local Ohio crew may be running games, you'd have to contact them to find out their status.

Well, that's disappointing to be sure, and likely impacts my decision on whether or not to attend. Thanks for the quick reply, Alex!

Silver Crusade 4/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Ohio—Toledo

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Mark Stratton wrote:
Will PFS/SFS be at Origins this year?

Yes, some of us Ohio people will be running games again this year. We would welcome your support, should you decide to attend.

Horizon Hunters 4/5 5/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Indianapolis

Christopher Waterfield wrote:
Mark Stratton wrote:
Will PFS/SFS be at Origins this year?
Yes, some of us Ohio people will be running games again this year. We would welcome your support, should you decide to attend.

Sent you a PM!

Dark Archive 4/5 Venture-Captain, Online—VTT

Congrats Tim, truly deserved! Very glad I got to do one of your evals, it was a delight and a joy :D

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