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We already know it will be a fabulous time. Hope all of you can join us. YES I am looking at YOU! :D

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Is this where I come to complain about my tables not being reported? :)

THEY ARE REPORTED NAOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! <3

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I'm not seeing this as an option under ACG S3 or S4. Or Under PFS S9.

Am I just blind? I need to report 14 sessions of it from SkalCon's running of 9-00.

thanks!

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Keith Apperson wrote:
Nothing better to thaw you off in the middle of February than a room with 23 tables of Pathfinders and Starfinders!

Last year is was like 60F! No need for thawing!

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Is this where I come to complain about my tables not being reported? :)

HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA

it's actually fairly unusual for us not to have this done already. But we actually had so much to do in HQ all con that we haven't done any of it yet.

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It was a great time. The wheels are already a spinning for next year! Hope to see everyone back again and more new faces! This community is one of the best! Thanks to all who came to play.

Thanks to all the people who helped run tables and HQ.

Thanks to everyone who bought dice from me multiple times as I circled the room with my bowl of Starfinder Blue dice or Liberty's Edge dice that needed someone kind to free them from their captivity.

Thanks to everyone who was patient with us learning how to get the traffic flow better while using all the new electronics we've just begun to take advantage of!

:D

TO NEXT YEAR YAHOOS!

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Just wanted to report that half the sessions for 2D Con (152977) seem to have been banished.

I have all the reporting sheets with session numbers marked on them still.

I see that there is an issue existing already but wanted to report this one as well since GM's have been asking where their session went.
thanks!

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Hurray!!! SkålCon is best con!!

Can't wait to see everyone again and hopefully make new friends from new places!!

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I think the Mission accomplished refers to the card game side.

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We have a great time! All our Volunteers are amazing!!

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I mean her hand is on your friend dick

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Officer Rikki Gunderson wrote:
Jolene Danner wrote:
I can't believe I volunteered for this. Wait yes I can. It's mostly fun. ;)

You begged, pleaded, cajoled.

You got what you deserved!

Not the players I want, the players I deserved. So true.

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I can't believe I volunteered for this. Wait yes I can. It's mostly fun. ;)

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Made it through 2 rounds of influence checks. This feast is getting underway soonish....

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They are all so into discovering things, so much discovery so little time.

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What to say? This hellknights feast is going to begin, someday.

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Well we are in the manor... mostly

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Oh boy... what have I agreed to.....

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Neal B wrote:


And who can forget derailing games (all in good fun) with the wonderful PFS community we have there! Particularly a table of Kobolds on a mission to negotiate with a tribe of Kobolds... that they all happen to be a part of.
... and the reptile puns. (Thanks for playing along, Jolene!)

He was gonna make a speech to the chief and he made it. hahah Such a fun game.

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Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
It seems to me that Paizo should go out of it's way to do whatever it can to encourage local game stores to flourish, even if it means cutting down on it's short term profit. I realize that cutting out the middleman by the online ordering of products is cheaper because it cuts out the middleman; but local gaming venues , I believe, are essential to the long term growth of the gaming community and should be strongly supported. Also to be encouraged are college or high school gaming clubs perhaps with the aid of PFS gaming personnel.

The bridge construction that's been going on at Exit for YMB likely didn't help. But it def didn't have anything to do with PFS people or Paizo.

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As the current organizer of YMB, I was devastated when I heard the news. I *did* shed tears over this news. Working with Dan, Doug, Derek, Cody and the other wonderful employees was always easy. They made room for us, seemingly no matter what. If I called and asked for 5 tables, I GOT THEM!

They reached out to me to have Pathfinder Society Appreciation Day. They gave raffle prizes and bought a cake and gave us the WHOLE STORE (except the computer terminals) where we packed in 7 tables (only short 2 players have all of them full.) Zach and Monica from Fargo came down to help me Oversee, Ryan Blomquist read the Overseer scripted bits while we tallied the points and kept track of time. It was my first special that I organized and it makes me so happy to see how well it turned out. (thanks Earl from ^^^ in this thread)

Running game days here have pushed me many ways. It wasn't easy, but it was good. I am proud of the community we've built up over the years. I'm sad for Dan and Doug, I know they tried to keep the doors open. I know that they are going to try to keep the community going as well, without the store front. I wish them all the luck with that and will happily toss in some events in PFS ways to things that they want to do later.

I've had many good times at YMB playing and GMing. Some of the most memorable:
Port Godless and the 3 Silver Crusaders slaughtering the accountants on the top floor as the 3 Chelaxian's watch in horror.
Fashion shows with Kitty's druid (which on amirite?!?!?) where our characters were too naive to know that the person watching the show wasn't there for the fashion.
Surviving hard mode in Sealed gate.
Surviving King of the storval stairs...
Not surviving AFI:3 Hard mode... (that 1 on that fort save though)
Playing so many amazing games with so many amazing people.

I've laughed, I've cried, I've raged, and I kept going back. Sure we'll all have this at Level Up now on saturday nights. But it won't be the same.

It won't be YMB. That place is the best.

(at least red team got the PokeGym back on saturday) :D

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Chris Rathunde wrote:
TOZ wrote:
A moment of silence please for the three new grippli recruits that did not survive Thursty's table this afternoon.

Not to cast aspersions on anyone, but I think Thursty may have enjoyed their demise. Perhaps even relished it.

Aosrax wrote:
A sad day for the grippli, but I heard a rumor that they are like a hydra, and multiply upon death.
Grippli's Believe It or Not! :-)

Is frog good with relish? I'm not sure...

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:


Our intenet connection was wonky, so we did not manage to get the official pre-recorded sound to work, but Jolene Danner narrated Sorrina Westyr's voice beautifully. I loved their system of texting winning conditions.

Now today I need to go survive Boomer's table of Hands of the Muted God. Wish me luck!

Hmm

PS Last night... loud party! This morning... headache. It's no fair that to wake up with a headache when you weren't drinking!

*inserts many hearts* The loud speaker we have this year is very helpful to my voice.

I'm glad everyone is having a fantastic time. I know that I am!!!

Now I'm cleaning up HQ and thinking about next year.

Thanks to everyone who came, donated (items and money), had fun and played hard! I know that next year can only be better!!

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jon dehning wrote:
Jolene Danner wrote:
MisterSlanky wrote:


Listen to the overseer's announcements

THAT'S RIGHT!! DAT OVERSEER THO!! (I hear she's pretty great)

(Along with the help of my excellent team of HQ friends)

Don't you mean "lackeys"?

I was going to say minions but friends seemed nicer and a way to prevent an uprising until I have them in my clutches... I mean... wut?

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MisterSlanky wrote:


Listen to the overseer's announcements

THAT'S RIGHT!! DAT OVERSEER THO!! (I hear she's pretty great)

I got my cheat sheet ready. Imma be making all the important announcements and changing slides and doing math! YEAH!!

(Along with the help of my excellent team of HQ friends)

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I have an Air Bed I can lend if needed. My extra Room is filled by the ND VL's though. :D

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We got this locked down! :D I can hardly contain my excitement for this convention. It's a lot of work by a fantastic team. Everyone WILL have a good time. (or else?)

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I was just coming to ask about reporting it because I don't see it on the list yet. I like to report things right after they are turned in to make sure I don't misplace them. So far everyone is having a great time!

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I love that toad boon! So cool! I'm very excited for Saturday. I had my friend make a map hand out for when Loptop gives them a map. It's adorable. Now I'm going to make some glittery invitations!

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jon dehning wrote:


Friday
HQ Slot 3: Try to remember why hitting the Steak 'n Shake at 4am was "A good idea"

Steak 'n Shake is ALWAYS a good idea! mmmmmm

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I just finished reading it. I was laughing a lot! Great job guys! Can't wait to run it. I've got some fun ideas of flavor things to bring to Free RPG day.

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I got the modules from my Store for my GM's. just checking in on Pre-Gens (are they the same as part 1? I haven't compared yet) and Chronicle sheets for downloading. If it's just VC's that's fine, just want to make sure we have time to get things printed for the event!

The module looks fun and we have 30 RSVP's plus walk in's so it should be a smashing all day event at Your Mom's Basement!

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Serisan wrote:
I'm totally stoked to start prepping 7-20. Running it on May 7th for a table in the MN lodge. I look forward to devouring those sweet, sweet digital pages.

SO. VERY. EXCITED!

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John Compton wrote:
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jon dehning wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:

One of Clinton's two retired scenarios will be available.

We hope any way. It will depend on how well the cornering of one Mr. John Compton goes at Paizo Con.
I think there is no man or woman alive who can stand up to the combined virility of the MN lodge.
If at any point the "combined virility" of a lodge is your way of making a request, I assure you that our answer will be "no."

*sends them back to the drawing board*

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Thanks Tonya!

As for terminology. I call my Saturday PFS Game Days. They are one slot from 6:30-whenwefinish usually 4 tables.

Conventions are multi-slot events whether they are 1 or more days.

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Mark Stratton wrote:

I will apologize, Jon, if I've been condescending - I certainly didn't mean to be. I have to believe, somehow, this is going to get worked out. If not, I'll be quick to say I was wrong.

But, I just ask that folks (not just on this thread but all of them, really) express themselves with a little less...vitriol (maybe that's not the right word.) As I told Andy, I'm happy to help, I really am, but not if someone is going to repay my help by biting my head off. :-)

At any rate, I'll try to work toward a positive solution. It's not my area, but as a VC, I have a responsibility to help improve the overall program.

Hang in there.

I appreciate your support Mark. I don't think we mean to come across as vitriol filled raging barbarians. As we all know text doesn't always translate. I believe that all the MN people who've spoken on this thread have the best intentions and only want to make sure SkalCon is not in fact SkalGameDay.

We're only 150 something days from our con now so we don't have the luxury to sit and hope. We need answers and solutions. We've put in a lot of time and effort already and we're about to start major crunch time.

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Drogon wrote:

I've had a new thought:

If the Game Day program is being created to support retail locations and thank them for their efforts towards Paizo's success, then I think the solution is to simply give each "game day" venue a Game Day Package that has boons/support/whathaveyou contained within. They get one per year, to use as they see fit, with advice from Venture staff and Paizo, of course. But, ultimately, what will work for BigNorseWolf may not work for Jolene Danner. They should be the ones who decide how best those packages get used to promote the game they ALREADY promote.

Leave the convention support in place as is (15 tables, minimum, over three days, maximum, etc.). Let that continue to be its own thing. And, frankly, if it lines up that a convention gets support, along with the coordinator deciding to use their Game Day Package at that event as well, so be it; the coordinator should know best.

But if you simply tell me that my store is guaranteed to have a Game Day it can promote this year, you have successfully shut me up. Instead, I will go start planning what that event will look like, hopefully creating some excitement for this game we all love.

I think this is a great solution. As an organizer that has a ton of store support already at my usual venue I'd definitely be passing that kind of thing onto one of our conventions. Your Mom's Basement gave us 7 tables for a "Pathfinder appreciation day" they got us cake and gave us products to raffle off!

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

Jolene Danner

Lets see if there's something to get angry about first.

I'm reading the tea leaves here a bit, but it looks to me like the Con/Gameday split is more along the lines of whether they gave someone the keys to the gift certificates and boons or just the boons. You apply to the "gameday" guy because he can hand you the boons and the person higher up the foodchain doesn't have to deal with it. I don't think that sucks boons out of the gameday pool, or that they're even necessarily the same boons. The only difference i see is the lack of gift certificates

We don't want to be a "Game Day with boons" we want to be a Convention. It sounds like it's dumb, but it matters. I plan game days all the time. They don't take me nearly as long as planning this convention that's under threat of Game Day.

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Joanna Gore wrote:
If I can only support two of them, I don't know if the others are going to survive.
I know everyone like prizes and rewards. There is no arguing that fact, but have some faith in your players. The vast majority of people don't play PFS because of some piece of paper. Its the game they love and the people they enjoy playing with that brings them back. Boons and other prizes are just the icing on an otherwise very tasty and satisfying cake. While it might require an adjustment in how we approach events and how we view the rewards, once the process is in place and moving, I am confident it will have little to no impact on a player's decision to play Pathfinder or to continue supporting their local events.

I don't think that you're understanding why, at least my region, is upset. We work very hard to put on a charity convention. We had a very successful one and now because we chose to work with a game store instead of a hotel/convention center we're being told we're merely a game day.

We don't even ask for support in product/gift cards for it. We just want the recognition that we're a convention and the boons for GM's and players.

We run 48 game days a quarter here. There's not a lack of available times/days to play. Of course they'll keep coming. Conventions are how we reward our players and now how we give back to the community.

Now it feels like we're being shoved into a space that doesn't fit us.

Our cons often bring new players. SkalCon brought in new players AND cemented our relationship with Fantasy Flight Games.

This new policy is trying to spread the wealth, which is awesome, but it's also removing pieces of that wealth that were being used well and not angering anyone.

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This doesn't just make me sad. It also makes me angry. I work 2 jobs, organize a game day of 4-5 tables every Saturday, Moderate for 2 large Twitch channels and find the time with 6 other people to organize our 2 major and multiple minor conventions in MN every year. One of those conventions that I put my precious little time into is now a game day?

It's a game day because instead of renting a hotel space and making people spend $300 for the weekend on a room plus con fees we worked with one of our local stores and rented the Event Center attached to their retail space from them.

To make sure we get support, since after estimating the numbers in the region we're in it's only about 4% of the game days every 1/4 that get upgraded to Game Days, we'd have to leave the Event Center at the game store that you're worried about making angry and move to a hotel space or Somewhere else that doesn't sell Products?

This seems counter productive.

//

Us: We'd like to reserve this space again this year because you guys were so awesome last year and people had fun! We raised $3700+ for our charity and everyone felt good about what we did!

Store: Yeah come back you guys are the best!!

*new convention policy*

Us: Oh hey sorry store we can't be a convention there now so we need to take our rental fee and all that money we made you in food/drink/product sales last year elsewhere to make sure we get convention status so our GM's and players get boons for all the work they do. Paizo said this isn't a convention anymore.

Store: RAWR WHAT?!?!

Us: Sorry, bye bye. Uh we can still play here for game days right? I mean...

//

We need more options than just no cons in retail space. Nothing is ever as black and white as it appears and cookie cutter-ing this isn't the right answer.

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jon dehning wrote:
Todd Reidenbach wrote:

An event that schedules 21 games over three days and raises $1,600 for a charitable cause should be congratulated with convention support.

An event that schedules 28 events over three days and is relocated to this venue at the last minute should be congratulated with convention support.

Under the new definitions, however, these events would have to compete with a handful of other events for Game Day support and not convention support, simply because that venue is a retail store.

Those are just two examples of Enchanted Grounds supporting the PFS community and I hope we can continue to commend businesses like this for all they do.

I think this retail component which now downgrades conventions into Game Days should be reconsidered. Events of that scale are not a Game Day.

A three day con with over 75 tables that raised $3,755 for charity is now a game day.

This is the saddest thing I've read today. And I post the news online for a living.

Being punished by not being called a convention simply because we get space at a retail venue. A retail venue that RENTS the event center to us. A convention that only asks for BOONS not gift certificates because we're operating out of a retail venue and want people to purchase the vendor's inventory.

There needs to be more options because making this only a game day is unacceptable.

We donated so much to help the community and now we're downgraded to a Game Day.

Saddest thing today.

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YAY!!!! High Level is so much fun!!

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I'll be there. :D Can't wait for our new huge room!!

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jon dehning wrote:

Re: The pre and post shave photos

Andy is the short goofy looking on the left and I'm the one holding the beer.

The photo at the top of the blog is the volunteer team that put up with me over the past six months. Their stamina is superhuman. I will let them identify themselves if they wish.

And yes, I did wear the helmet all weekend.

Except the time I stole it when you were gone getting things... #blessed

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I'll be there! <3 SO EXCITED!!!

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I see this was posted in Common. Taco is disappoint. My one suggestion to appease him was post it in Tien :D Don't blame this Pathfinder, Taco.

Cograts Jon!! I always enjoy playing at your table! Even when you bullrushed me off a 180ft bridge.

We are #blessed with awesome GMs in the TC area.

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jon dehning wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
Jolene Danner wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
Jolene Danner wrote:
It was a most excellent affair! Kudos to all the people who worked so hard to make it a success! Can't wait for next year!!

Hey, you were one of those people! You made HQ run pretty darn smoothly, and between you and a couple other folks, Jon and I only had to handle the big things.

So thanks Jolene, AJ, and Steve!

:D It was so well set up for me I only had to use what I learned last year to help keep things going smoothly!

Don't forget Dianna!! She was rocking, too!

Well Dianna gets her thanks in a different way.
Andy, this is a family website.

Brown Chicken Brown Cow

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Andrew Christian wrote:
Jolene Danner wrote:
It was a most excellent affair! Kudos to all the people who worked so hard to make it a success! Can't wait for next year!!

Hey, you were one of those people! You made HQ run pretty darn smoothly, and between you and a couple other folks, Jon and I only had to handle the big things.

So thanks Jolene, AJ, and Steve!

:D It was so well set up for me I only had to use what I learned last year to help keep things going smoothly!

Don't forget Dianna!! She was rocking, too!

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It was a most excellent affair! Kudos to all the people who worked so hard to make it a success! Can't wait for next year!!

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Congrats Ryan! It's quite an achievement. I've always had a lot of fun playing at your tables. The crazy voices just add to the experience. We don't put up with them. We now expect it. :)

Thanks for all that you do for the community! We're all lucky to have you around here. And all the other awesome GM's. It's a pretty epic area to live for PFS. Maybe Mpls/Sp should start using that in advertizements...