Our small corner of Ohio has been steadily growing over the last 3 months. For years, our weekly events could only support one table. For the last several weeks, we have had enough participants to support 2 PFS/SFS tables, and are on the brink of adding a third table.
We are slowly adding more SFS events, as more GM's and players are becoming more comfortable with the rules set.
This surge in growth has coincided with the departure of a disruptive player, who has been a long-term participant in our local RPG community.
Please consider joining us for PFS and SFS all weekend! Badges are cheap and parking is free!
Where: University of Toledo, Lancelot Thompson Student Union, 3154 North Towerview Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Parking: Area 13 (surface lot and parking garage in the NW quadrant of campus as shown here: https://www.utoledo.edu/campus/directions/pdfs/Main-Campus-Map.pdf
I've been attending U-Con since 2012, and I look forward to returning this year. Not to take anything away from the awesomeness of Origins or Gen Con, but U-Con is my favorite convention.
It's big enough to offer a wide range of board games and PFS, without being too crowded. It's also where I played Pathfinder for the first time. I had excellent GM's and got to play with awesome people who got me hooked on the game right away.
It's worth your time to check out if you're in the area. It's affordable and tremendously fun.
John Compton wrote:
Amen to that. Thank you providing this perspective.
These look amazing. I haven't GM'ed either of these scenarios yet, but I will definitely utilize them when I do.
I will say from personal experience that I find showing up to play a special with pregens that are foreign to me to be a frustrating experience. I am a big believer in preparation, especially when it comes to PFS.
Thanks so much for creating these documents and sharing them with the PFS community.
The Harder To Kill boon has prevented at least 2 lower-level PC deaths at our tables recently. Our players have always been good about buying snacks, but the program has encouraged some to buy hardback books and board games on PFS nights.
A couple of players have benefited from the Day Job bonus, but most in our group don't play PC's with Day Jobs. Both benefits are definitely appreciated by our player base.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Hilary, I will second your request for VA polo shirts. I think it's a great idea, and I would be happy to purchase a couple to wear at local PFS events and cons.