Bearded Ben wrote:PFSOP Guide 4.3 wrote:While we do not advocate fudging die rolls, consider the experience of the player when deciding whether to use especially lethal tactics or if a character is in extreme danger of death, especially when such a player is new to the game.I don't see "Thou shalt not fudge die rolls" in there. It's more like "We're willing to turn a blind eye to it on the very rare occasion where it means the difference between a new player staying with or leaving Org Play".
No, it says that instead of fudging, here are some different tools for easing up on the newbies.
It's amazing how often people read "We don't advocate X, but consider whether Y might be a good idea instead" and think it says "We don't advocate X, but you can do it anyway sometimes".
I am one of those people :) When I read it I understand that they don't want fudging to be a regular occurrence but in the interest of (new) player experience, there is some leeway.
I'm really not trying to stir the pot, I actually would love for an official take on this as I am starting to GM PFS events and want to do it within the rules.