GM Stars - I know I personally have put a lot of work GMing for 1st Ed. I would like to see something to transition to 2nd, the subsidizing sounds half alright.
Boons - I am ok with a complete fresh start here, but the idea for trade for benefits seems nice too.
Replay - There is quite literally, absolutely no reason that you should not allow unlimited replay. With the definition of a limited library of scenarios to choose from in a dead campaign, why not allow people to play through them how they see fit? Also, I would open up all races and classes to 1st edition society. Again, with a dead campaign, there is no reason to keep policing it, you are creating more work for yourselves and the GM's.
Hwy Bob, Thanks for everything you are doing. I sent an email to GenConLeads but haven't received a response, and haven't received a confirmation email about my application (even saying it was received). I saw an earlier post about another round of acceptance emails going in the end of February. Are we reaching that time? I would just hate to miss an opportunity.
So, I am running a game, and want to sow some distrust in the group and I want to use a Periapt of Devotion. It reads as such:
"This simple-looking amulet bears the symbol of a group or cult and resembles the jewelry its members normally wear. When the bearer presents the necklace to a current or prospective group member (humanoids only), the recipient is compelled to accept and don the periapt unless he succeeds at a DC 11 Will save. Thereafter, the wearer is deeply devoted to the person who gave him the periapt, as though affected by a charm person spell (with no additional saving throw against the effect). He always views the giver’s words and actions favorably and speaks highly of her whenever the occasion arises."
So, if the recipient succeeds at the will save, he does not have to accept the item, and is not charmed. What if he takes the item anyway, willingly? (The group is notoriously greedy at times) Would a new Will save be in order, maybe every 24 hours it is worn? How would you handle this? Or would you say that once they make the initial save, it is totally useless?
Well this kind of spiraled out of what I had intended. First off, let me say @Bob Jonquet, if what I said came across as overly critical of yourself, or offensive, please accept my apology. I was merely expressing my frustration at what, to some, may be a trivial matter, but to myself, I am legitimately concerned, and to that concern, I have received very little acknowledgment or updates (for example, let's say you take your car to the mechanic, and they say it will take a while, but they never update you, you get frustrated - I know the differences between that and a volunteer like yourself) and for that again, I apologize. In my comments, I intended absolutely no "vitriol" or ill will. I again understand the amount of workload on the volunteers, however, I will respectfully disagree that this isn't the place for this concern (maybe to the degree it got taken to today, sure, it should not have gotten this heated), however, if you want honest feedback on things to improve, reporting and communication are very big issues that could use improvement. I will consider the issue at this point put to rest, and again, please accept my apologies.
Bob Jonquet wrote:
It could be many months before it is corrected depending on Paizo's schedule and workload.
That doesn't mean that Paizo should just be quiet about it until it is fixed. GenCon Leads could send out an email every now and again, with just a quick update "We are still experiencing reporting issues, thanks for your patience." Or something like that. It wouldn't take that long, or that much effort. If you want a suggestion for how to improve stuff, communication about issues like this after the fact. Once or twice a month, send an email with an update. Or post it to the Paizo blog. But we shouldn't have to come to a message board, with a legitimate concern, just to have a previous answer quoted back to us. I even emailed both reporting issues and GenCon Leads back in August, and still haven't received a response from either. Not even anything acknowledging that they received the email and are looking into it.
Since I've become increasingly frustrated with PFS games recently, why not just have a thread about the funny moments we've had in them? I mean you guys gotta have some good stories, right?
I don't know why, but apparently when GM'ing, my Gripplis always speak in Scottish accents.
Also, in an adventure where the PC's were infiltrating a prison, the dwarf gunslinger distracted the warden by asking if the empty cages had any stories (suddenly developing a THICK southern accent) Imagine if you will, in loud southern voice: "YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT THERE ARE NO STORIES IN THESE CAGES!" "SERIOUSLY, THESE CAGES DON'T HAVE NO STORIES!" Needless to say, I created a bard named Kayges, who doesn't tell stories.