GM Aram Zey wrote:
In general, rolling saves for the players isn't the same discussion as Botting. As a GM and a player, I always want the GM to roll mass-party saves in response to a bad guy's spell. Everything slows down far too much otherwise.
If the spell is serious enough to think a reroll may be wanted, then the GM can halt progress and ask if anyone wants to reroll the save. If the consequences aren't life threatening or dire, I just move on without offering the reroll.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
You can totally buy a ring side seat!
And our GM will be none other than Tonya!
As a charity table, we (the 6 of us) went above and beyond to chip in $200 for her to run this game.
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
It will not take 10,000. But that certainly could happen.... Tonya may or may not offer specific monster choices for enhanced donations
John Godek III wrote:
If Shawn wants to run it, and you guys don't mind a loud Interactive special around you... I suppose I can add one table.
The author tables only have 6 paid-in players each. So there isn't any flexibility in who can join the table.
If the question is more related to whether you may request the names of the players who are also signed up, the headquarters/committee staff won't provide that information.
You are free to post here that you are playing at a certain table and would be interested in receiving direct messages from others also registered that table.
I filled out the GM form last week, but haven't heard back. I haven't made travel plans yet. Wanted to hear if I'm useful/needed/accepted as a GM before doing so.
have you signed up on the Reg App, and the Event? I can't assign you slots until you do.
But I can definitely use more volunteers including you.
Please make sure you are registered for the SkalCon 2019 event.
As for extra tables, all varieties have been posted. Any expansion would be more of the same type of tables (IE more 1-02 in certain slots).
4, 5, 6, 10 years of doing it one way in one game system.... is complaining the only thing many people can do with a new system?
#5 & 6: Secrets rolls? Thank god! Players across the board cannot help but metagame if they know the dice number was likely pass or fail.i WANT to not know if I rolled bad or well. Give me legitimate reaction to bad rolls! Deception is a great new element when many have called for more GM fiat/control over the game.
#4: about damn time! There was never a good excuse to not complete reporting day of, next day latest. Force incentive on gms/organizers to do their jobs.
#2: has anything really changed? 10% more work?
#7: tbd... too early for me to make a call on positive vs negative... but it is way easier to keep a tally than running gold count.
My 2 cents.
We have our next two authors confirmed! And these two are bringing the Pathfinder 1e ruleset back with Lost Spheres Publishing's City of 7 Seraphs!
Christen Sowards, Author Extraordinaire – bringing City of 7 Seraphs to life with his scenario "Ghosts of Legacy Hall"
Jessica Redekop, Author Extraordinaire – also bringing City of 7 Seraphs to life with her scenario "Cipher Obscura"
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Finagle a friend or two to come with! you know they want you to.
I want to take a moment to highlight one of my favorite parts of Skål Con.. the Tubman Food Drive.
We had a simple thought.. why not include a collection of canned goods and offer a minor in game reward to the players?
It grew so much more than Food... It isn't even fair to call it a food drive anymore... Last year we collected and donated a Van-Full of desperately needed goods - Towels and Soap, Deodorant and Shampoo, Toothpaste and Diapers... and of course dry goods
I honestly cannot put an estimate how much the community has given the first four years - and we have no intention of stopping now!
So please check out the Tubmn wishlist - up 15 items per person will grant an increasing benefit for the weekend!
Phew. Who would have thought we would have made it this far? But I digress.. THE BIG NEWS!
SkålCon 2019 is moving locations! This year we’ll be at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West!
You may be familiar with this venue. It’s been the home of Con of the North for many years now, and we are excited to grow into this new space.
When: September 20-22, 2019
Where: The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West!
How do i get in?! Register @SkalCon.org
This year’s group of Special Guests contains many of our local favorites, and is growing by the week!
Tonya Woldridge, Organized Play Manager – running retired scenario “Blood at Dralkard Manor” as well as Pathfinder Second Edition kickoff scenario “Origin of the Open Road”
Thurston Hillman, Developer for Starfinder Society – running his very own exclusive scenario “Into the Perplexity: The Second Trial”
Jaye Sonia, Owner and Publisher of Storm Blood Studios, running his own Bloodlines and Black Magic scenario
Clinton Boomer, Author Extraordinaire – joining Jaye Sonia for Bloodlines and Black Magic, as well as another rendition of his retired Pathfinder scenario “Hands of the Muted God”
Jenny Jarzabski, Author Extraordinaire – running her newest scenario, Starfinder Season 2 kickoff scenario: “Pact World Warriors”
Scott Young, Author Extraordinaire – running his very own Pathfinder Society scenarios - but which will it be?
And these are just the confirmed special guests and events, with more to come!
Finally... Only Jon can truly wrap up an announcement like this:
Jon Dehning wrote:
Watch this thread for updates about registration, as well as anyone else joining us.
Lastly, as always...
GM Silbeg wrote:
I don't track player kills, tpk's or perma-deaths. if i had to guess... 7 or 8 tpk's and 6 perma-death?
My most memorable TPKs came in back to back years at JimCon in Canada...
Running Siege of the Diamond City at 12-13... power word stun is no joke.
The next year running a 4 player team through Tomb of the Iron Medusa... phew that can be a tough module.
But in both cases... a PC killed the rest for me. So I can't take all the credit. Both times the players grinned at their hidden note instructions.
now that i think about it... having a player voluntarily retire for roleplay reasons was glorious.
Running this last night, Jack Brown and I thought this was a pretty good scenario.
I would warn GMs - it does seem to expect a bit more improv with the interactions than normal - and there's some really important information not in the red text... such as the first paragraph of the conclusion...
The red test starts with: Amenopheus catches his breath before walking over to wrap the thrown jewel in a thick cloth. “Unfortunately, this confirms my earlier theory......
but right before that... in black: When Amenopheus attempts to communicate with his ancient colleague’s memories within the sage jewel, it flares angrily, and he casts it across the room instinctively.
Like i said - a solid experience overall from my point of view. The Tier 4-5 DCs not being in every check location was different. I am not one to normally take a highlighter to my scenarios before running but this one i would next time.
Con of the North 2018 is coming up on February 16-18th 2018!
Everyone should go and get pre-registered at conofthenorth.org
We will be running a full schedule of the December/January releases for both Starfinder and Pathfinder! Including the expected release of 8-99 Solstice Scar part B!
Want to help out? Volunteers can signup on this form:
GM Schedules will be assigned and sent out in late December.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year!