I'm impressed how polite this discussion has remained even though some of you have very strong feelings either way. I appreciate that we're all being civilized here and I think that reflects on the caliber of player and GMs we have in Pathfinder Society. So thanks. :-)
I'm going to propose a purely hypothetical rule and I want you to agree or disagree with it.
Hypothetical Replay Rule
In the course of running a season of Pathfinder Society Organized Play, it sometimes becomes necessary to allow players or GMs to replay a scenario with a character that has already played simply so a table of four players can play a scenario. Often this has to do with a player missing a previous event where a scenario was run or has to do with new players wanting to get in on the action but unable to do so because everyone in a local group is playing higher level characters than the new players.
Replays should be rare and should only be used to insure that GMs and coordinators follow the most important (unspoken) rule of Pathfinder Society Organized Play: turn no one away.
Here's how they work:
1. First and foremost, replays are not mandatory for events that run two tables or less or for home games. GMs and coordinators at these events can choose to opt out of replay for any reason they see fit.
2. At any Pathfinder Society Organized Play event of more than three tables, replay must be an option, BUT it is only an option to make sure legal tables are able to muster. For example, if there are three players who have not played scenario #1 and one player who has and your only option to getting this table launched legally is to allow that one player to then replay #1, then this is a legal method of replay.
3. Replay is not intended for players to simply replay the same scenario repeatedly for credit. A Society group, for example, cannot play the same scenario 10 times just to level up a variety of characters.
4. Replay is not intended to...
I agree,this is well thought out & I am glad to be a part of a community of individuals who are commited to keeping the intengrity of the Pathfinder Society intact while making it as "new sheep friendly" as possible.