Sunday afternoon, 2017


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Out of Retirement

Sunday afternoon, 1:00–5:00 pm, 2017 • Cascade 13

Wish you could play one of the retired Season 0 Pathfinder Society scenarios for official credit? This is a rare chance to do just that. For six lucky Pathfinders, one scenario will be brought out of retirement, updated to the Pathfinder RPG rules set, revamped and revised, and run as an official Pathfinder Society event. This scenario will be determined by the participants ahead of time, and will offer an official (updated) Chronicle sheet upon completion.

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Event # 94809
When PaizoCon 2017:
Where DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Cascade 13
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
Category Pathfinder RPG Roleplaying Game
Game Master Linda Zayas-Palmer
Age Rating 13+
Complexity Normal
Experience Required Novice
Character You may bring a legal Pathfinder Society character of the appropriate level or play a Pathfinder Society pregenerated character.
Players have the option of using pre-generated characters provided by Game Master
Books Any books (or watermarked PDFs) pertaining to a character's abilities and other features, as per the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide. Please review Pathfinder Roleplaying Guild Guide for requirements.
Scenarios Unspecified scenario(s)

Paizo Employee Developer

Hi all!

For the Out of Retirement adventure, I recommend Eternal Obelisk. I converted that one myself two years ago and have been refining it. It's different enough from the original adventure to be a new experience even if you played it in season 0 before it retired. It has some pretty cool features and a nifty Chronicle sheet. Let me know if that works for you guys. If not, I'm happy to discuss other options.

Scarab Sages

That sounds incredibly awesome!I am signimg up for this in the lottery and I am hoping I will be in luck.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Agreed this will also be on my list to lottery for.


It is on my list and I never got to play it. If I am lucky enough, count me in.


I've also signed up for this event and would love to play this scenario. I have a snooty Galtan investigator in that tier who would be well-suited to tracking down the wayward daughter!

Shadow Lodge

Crossing my fingers for the lotto win then. This is one of the few Season 0's I didn't get in before retirement.

Scarab Sages

MisterSlanky wrote:
Crossing my fingers for the lotto win then. This is one of the few Season 0's I didn't get in before retirement.

Now I double hope to get in. I've always wanted to play a game with the famous/infamous MisterSlanky :)

Shadow Lodge

Woran wrote:
Now I double hope to get in. I've always wanted to play a game with the famous/infamous MisterSlanky :)

You know that phrase? Never meet your heroes (or in this case anti-heroes)? I'm not that exciting in person. And my crankiness level depends on how "on" I am in any given day.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

This is my lottery pick too.

If you play with Mister Slanky, be perky. He just loves that.

Scarab Sages

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MisterSlanky wrote:
Woran wrote:
Now I double hope to get in. I've always wanted to play a game with the famous/infamous MisterSlanky :)
You know that phrase? Never meet your heroes (or in this case anti-heroes)? I'm not that exciting in person. And my crankiness level depends on how "on" I am in any given day.

Depending on caffeine intake, we can be super cranky old people together.

Hmm wrote:

This is my lottery pick too.

If you play with Mister Slanky, be perky. He just loves that.

Now I have this dream I can play this with you too <3

Grand Lodge

Linda,
Your session is among my lottery requests. #21 The Eternal Obelisk (Tiers 5-9) sounds like a great choice!
Thanks,
Larry Smith

Scarab Sages

MisterSlanky wrote:
Woran wrote:
Now I double hope to get in. I've always wanted to play a game with the famous/infamous MisterSlanky :)
You know that phrase? Never meet your heroes (or in this case anti-heroes)? I'm not that exciting in person. And my crankiness level depends on how "on" I am in any given day.

I can vouch for this. ;b

Shadow Lodge

We're all pretty boring outside our personas.

Scarab Sages

TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.

I can also vouch for this... (including myself).

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I am NOT boring.

I am "Wooo!"

___
* In all seriousness, when I took Gallup's strength finder survey for work, "Woo" was listed as one of my biggest strengths.

Shadow Lodge

Hmm wrote:
I am NOT boring.

Debatable.

Quote:

I am "Wooo!"

___
* In all seriousness, when I took Gallup's strength finder survey for work, "Woo" was listed as one of my biggest strengths.

You say this as if it's a good thing.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Clearly you need Nixie at your table again... At any rate, as you can tell, Mr. Slanky is the pepper in our stew.

Mr. Slanky:
Woo!

Hmm

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

HMM.

I thought I would be the spice of the party heh. Have to live up to my name some how right?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

What sort of pepper are you Gary? There's a wide variety of options.

Hmm

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Hmm wrote:

What sort of pepper are you Gary? There's a wide variety of options.

Hmm

I would have to say from personal experience that I am the subtle variety that has a big surprise that is never expected.

Shenanigans!!!!

Shadow Lodge

Hmm wrote:
Clearly you need Nixie at your table again... At any rate, as you can tell, Mr. Slanky is the pepper in our stew.

At least pepper goes with every stew. Unlike saccharine.


I marked this as a choice in the lottery (not a 4, though), but I've already played Linda's rewritten Eternal Obelisk. Is that scenario set in stone? Maybe, if I get picked, I can trade it to Mister Slanky for something.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Mr. Slanky says I'm slimming and good for his waistline! I knew it!

Shadow Lodge

Hmm wrote:

Mr. Slanky says I'm slimming and good for his waistline! I knew it!

More this... than that.


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If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Heh. I'll admit that Nixie went far sweeter than normal when playing with Sigrid. For me, it's about a balance of flavors. Having a high contrast between two members of the party makes for delightfully tangy roleplay.

@ Gary: I bet you're a Poblano!

@ Waltero: If I'm lucky enough to get in, I'll keep that in mind!

Paizo Employee Developer

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waltero wrote:

If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

You know you're in trouble as a GM when an animal companion has its own familiar :)

The Exchange

Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
waltero wrote:

If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

You know you're in trouble as a GM when an animal companion has its own familiar :)

I don't know if I'd say "in trouble" so much as "in a position to show off incredible role-playing engagement skills." As for Consul, he gave us very good advice on avoiding the trap of taking shortcuts to power when proper self-awareness is the only true path. (At least I think that's what he meant when he said "the grasshopper is meant to lie in the leaves." Irori may have sent him as a guide but I really wish he'd included a translation manual.)

I did put your game down as one of my lottery selections again, Linda. I had a blast last year.

Scarab Sages

Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).

Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Hmm wrote:

Heh. I'll admit that Nixie went far sweeter than normal when playing with Sigrid. For me, it's about a balance of flavors. Having a high contrast between two members of the party makes for delightfully tangy roleplay.

@ Gary: I bet you're a Poblano!

@ Waltero: If I'm lucky enough to get in, I'll keep that in mind!

HMM i might agree with you there I do have a big heart.

Dark Archive

Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).
Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(

The Slanky one is mos def icky and gross.

Scarab Sages

Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).
Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(
The Slanky one is mos def icky and gross.

*grabs a swab* How icky?


No stealin' me swabbies for unsanitary work.

Dark Archive

Belafon wrote:
Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
waltero wrote:

If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

You know you're in trouble as a GM when an animal companion has its own familiar :)

I don't know if I'd say "in trouble" so much as "in a position to show off incredible role-playing engagement skills." As for Consul, he gave us very good advice on avoiding the trap of taking shortcuts to power when proper self-awareness is the only true path. (At least I think that's what he meant when he said "the grasshopper is meant to lie in the leaves." Irori may have sent him as a guide but I really wish he'd included a translation manual.)

I did put your game down as one of my lottery selections again, Linda. I had a blast last year.

I see this and all I can think of is making felt puppets (one for the Companion, one for the familiar) and having conversations with myself the whole time.

Scarab Sages

Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).
Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(
The Slanky one is mos def icky and gross.
*grabs a swab* How icky?

necrotic ooze icky?

slept in a hermetically sealed garbage bag for 6 years at the bottom of a warm river icky?

Scarab Sages

Tallow wrote:
Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).
Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(
The Slanky one is mos def icky and gross.
*grabs a swab* How icky?

necrotic ooze icky?

slept in a hermetically sealed garbage bag for 6 years at the bottom of a warm river icky?

A completely sealed ecology for study is pretty much a holy grail for a molecular biologist like me.

Dark Archive

Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tallow wrote:
TOZ wrote:
We're all pretty boring outside our personas.
I can also vouch for this... (including myself).
Somehow all these interesting stories I have as a biologist, others find 'gross' and 'icky' and I can never tell them all :(
The Slanky one is mos def icky and gross.
*grabs a swab* How icky?

necrotic ooze icky?

slept in a hermetically sealed garbage bag for 6 years at the bottom of a warm river icky?

A completely sealed ecology for study is pretty much a holy grail for a molecular biologist like me.

Be careful for what you wish...

Liberty's Edge

Starfinder Superscriber

Yeah, sounds like a gaming con....

The Exchange

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bdk86 wrote:
Belafon wrote:
Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
waltero wrote:

If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

You know you're in trouble as a GM when an animal companion has its own familiar :)

I don't know if I'd say "in trouble" so much as "in a position to show off incredible role-playing engagement skills." As for Consul, he gave us very good advice on avoiding the trap of taking shortcuts to power when proper self-awareness is the only true path. (At least I think that's what he meant when he said "the grasshopper is meant to lie in the leaves." Irori may have sent him as a guide but I really wish he'd included a translation manual.)

I did put your game down as one of my lottery selections again, Linda. I had a blast last year.

I see this and all I can think of is making felt puppets (one for the Companion, one for the familiar) and having conversations with myself the whole time.

I have considered something like this but even the conversations between the Animal Companion and the PC can be distracting and spotlight-hogging. Most of the time the familiar is only involved during introductions and then makes two or three short comments at various role-playing times throughout the scenario. He pretty much disappears into the background the rest of the time. It's a fun idea and I don't at all regret making this crazy character team but I have to be very careful that my fun doesn't come at the expense of the other players' involvement.

Scarab Sages

Awesome I have got a space on this table :-)

The scenario choice works for me.

Looking forward to it

Grand Lodge

I appear to have made my way out of this lottery with a slot. :D
I haven't played any of the "retired" season zero scenarios, and have characters in every range. I have no restrictions and am willing to go along with whatever scenario will be run. Eager to play any of them!

Paizo Employee Developer

I'm going to lock the game in at 5 pm PST on Friday so I have time to prep this weekend. If anyone who got this event has already played my version of Eternal Obelisk, please let me know before then. Thanks! Looking forward to gaming with you all ^_^

Silver Crusade Lone Wolf Development

I'm one of the players for this event. I have not played Eternal Obelisk before, and that scenario sounds interesting to play.

Paizo Employee Developer

Belafon wrote:
Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
waltero wrote:

If you do end up playing Eternal Obelisk, make sure everyone in the party has an animal companion/mount/eidolon like we did last year. I'm sure Linda would appreciate it.

You know you're in trouble as a GM when an animal companion has its own familiar :)

I don't know if I'd say "in trouble" so much as "in a position to show off incredible role-playing engagement skills." As for Consul, he gave us very good advice on avoiding the trap of taking shortcuts to power when proper self-awareness is the only true path. (At least I think that's what he meant when he said "the grasshopper is meant to lie in the leaves." Irori may have sent him as a guide but I really wish he'd included a translation manual.)

I did put your game down as one of my lottery selections again, Linda. I had a blast last year.

Thanks! You all were a great table :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
I'm going to lock the game in at 5 pm PST on Friday so I have time to prep this weekend. If anyone who got this event has already played my version of Eternal Obelisk, please let me know before then. Thanks! Looking forward to gaming with you all ^_^

Linda, if I may call you that, if not o benevolent GM whom carries my life in her hands.

I have never had the opportunity of playing any scenarios from season 0

Paizo Employee Developer

Eternal obelisk it is :) Please bring a character for a Tier 5-9 adventure. If you don't have one, I'll get you a level 7 pregen. See you all next weekend!

Grand Lodge

Interesting. I thought the game was on Sunday, honestly, if it's Friday that's better for me.

Can you clarify that the game will be played the first day of Paizocon, and not on the listed Sunday time?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kroama wrote:

Interesting. I thought the game was on Sunday, honestly, if it's Friday that's better for me.

Can you clarify that the game will be played the first day of Paizocon, and not on the listed Sunday time?

Kroama I believe Linda was referring to locking in the scenario of Eternal Obelisk at 5pm pst Friday (today) not that we will muster and play on Friday the 26th.

Grand Lodge

Ah i see. I was confused by the phrasing.
That's fine then, just wanted to make sure-- i was clearly confused.

Paizo Employee Developer

Yes, the event is at the listed time on Sunday. I just needed to have it locked in so I could have the weekend to prep.

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