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I doubt I will ever see a miniature from this kickstarter. It is a shame, but it is what it is.


Can my players for Siege of the Diamond City gather in our discussion and gameplay threads?

I expect the following players:
TriShadow
Yogadragon
Otha
Grimsnik
supervillan
Batpony


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Thank you for raising this suggestion Gary.


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Table 141: 1d8 ⇒ 3


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Table 140: 1d5 ⇒ 3


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Table 73 1d6 ⇒ 4


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Gameday VII Gift Certificates

Game 258 was the last one reported when it was 19 Nov somewhere on the planet. This is game 246 in Paizo's system.

We have 75-8 (ACG) = 67 gift certificates

67d246 ⇒ (82, 54, 179, 228, 89, 23, 91, 145, 72, 165, 150, 71, 83, 92, 194, 192, 58, 134, 149, 25, 67, 33, 84, 233, 158, 123, 179, 68, 153, 79, 165, 77, 91, 224, 188, 90, 189, 173, 16, 6, 241, 195, 114, 100, 219, 237, 153, 128, 129, 152, 240, 135, 156, 161, 226, 136, 171, 57, 73, 150, 33, 186, 162, 12, 218, 238, 157) = 8851

67d7 ⇒ (4, 7, 2, 2, 2, 7, 4, 3, 7, 5, 7, 2, 3, 2, 7, 3, 6, 6, 6, 2, 1, 5, 5, 1, 3, 7, 5, 2, 2, 3, 3, 6, 5, 1, 3, 2, 2, 7, 7, 6, 2, 2, 3, 6, 3, 2, 2, 2, 4, 1, 1, 5, 4, 6, 6, 1, 6, 5, 2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 4, 7, 6, 3) = 259

Note: will reroll for tables of 7 players or for tables with less players where the certificate would go to an open slot.

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Most boons have been send out. The few not send might have been missed, or I don’t have an e-mail adress of the winner.

If you have won a boon and did not receive it yet please send me a mail at magabeus at orgplayonline dot com. Please include your pfsnumber and a link to the post in which boon rolls where made.

We are working on reporting the final games, I expect that we will finish that within the next 7 days.


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Justin was a player in my run through of Plunder and Perill, which we started with book 1 of Skulls and Shackles. We will miss him at the table, although we will take his character Tori with us to the end of the module, botted by TOZ.


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Please also note that playtest credit is handled the same as pregen credit.

This means that you can not give credit to a character that you also played (obviously in a different scenario) anytime during the period in which you were playing your playtest character.


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Welcome back, I love your blog!


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Hi all,

I am Gerard, aka Magabeus. I have ran most of the PbP specials so far, taking a step back this gameday. At our local conventions I have also ran a lot of specials and have overseen the SFS special last September.


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Michael and Cam: Is your play history recorded on pfstracker.net? If it is please give us your usernames, I am sure one of the amazing GMs at this lodge is willing to run something that you haven't played.

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Guide to Organized Play page 8 wrote:
A GM has the right to deny replaying an adventure to players if she feels uncomfortable running an adventure for players who have foreknowledge of the story.

I ripped this sentence out of context, but if this would apply to all kinds of replay then I don't mind the option to have unlimited replays.


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GM, I am sorry that I have to interfere here.

It is not allowed to take credit for the game before it is finished. Once it is finished you have to wait until your character is not involved in a game before you can then apply the credit (which is applied after the game you just played in). See also this post by John Compton.


Thank you Wikwocket and Oladon!


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Adding my voice to the congratulations: Well done Dennis!

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Congratulations Dennis and the other new 5 stars!


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Arnold, can you shoot me a mail at magabeusATorgplayonline.com with the subject "Boon for Arnold, session 128" ?

If you then put "Player Boon #3 - Traveler In An Unstable Timeline" in the text I can send you the boon.

Rob, you don't need to do anything about that boon for Arnold, thanks.


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Hi Azra, it is great that you are willing to take up the GM hat!

Some generic points
- Before starting to GM PbP it is a good idea to play a couple of games in PbP. That way you get to experience what other GMs do and learn from them.
- Take some time to familiarize yourself with the tools that are out there in the PbP GM Kit At least read the Welcome New PBP GMs document.
- Start small, with one scenario.
- Choose a scenario in a tier that you feel comfortable with (for most that is tier 1-5 when they start GMing)
- Accept that everyone has their own bandwidth (the number of games you can run / play in at the same time) and it will take some time to get to know yours. Also know that your bandwidth is not a constant: most people's bandwidth tends to go down if they are occupied with real-life stuff.

As for your specific questions:
- How do I create campaigns?
Go to the Play by Post section on the forums and add a new thread. After creating the thread it will ask you if you want to create a campaign
- Where do I report?
@Redelia: didn't we make a guide for that? Or is that in draft?
Basically you go to "my account" -> "Account settings" (sign in) -> "Make Changes" in "Organized Play" -> Tab "GM / Event Coordinator" -> "Create your event". Things should be rather straightforward from there. Note that reporting during PbP conventions follows a different route.

Hope this helps, good luck and have fun!


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Oh no, feel free to play whoever you want, I was just teasing.


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Another Enora Noral?

The characters in tier who I have available (and are suitable for PbP play) are:
Summoning diplomat (Wizard 6)
Axe-beak riding gnome with lance (Druid / Hunter 6)
Nagaji with claws (Bloodrager / Draconic Disciple 7)


Thanks Oladon

My PCT did not update automatically on Firefox, while I have updates set to On. Any idea why it did not update? I resorted to a deactivate and reinstall.


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Those credits represent the reward as it appears on your chronicle. Of course you can use them when you get them, but the items purchased are just that: items purchased with your character's funds. That means you have to account for that purchase on your chronicle.

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Congrats to my fellow new 5-stars GMs!


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For Play by Post games this is a serious issue, can you please fix this?

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I like the level gain idea at 1000 xp with a scenario granting 300.

Although I would prefer to divide the numbers by 100. That means you lvl at each multiple of 10, which is easy to calculate. The 'multiple of 3' system we use now is tougher for a lot of people.

Slow advancement could then be 1 xp and 1/3rd prestige and gold for scenarios, while slow advancement for APs and modules could be something else.

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@Michael, we still love you.


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Thanks GM Eclipse,

I guess you refer to reported game nr 6. I see that you have submitted the emailadress for a player, but not that they won a boon (or which boon it was).

Please forward the mail you received from the reporting system to me at replace_this_with_my_alias@orgplayonline.com and tell me what boon they won.

Thanks!


That mail did not go to all backers, but then again, I am in Europe. And so far they have been very open when they will start doing something. When they want to finish is an entirely different case...


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Folks, if no-one has stepped in by tomorrow I will run this for you. So you have a replacement anyway.


I am interested in Forged in Fire, although I have to consider my bandwidth.


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Will this be reprinted now that it appears in a recent Starfinder scenario?

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Good question. The answer is no, someone is not allowed to play in a scenario until that character is done with the previous one. The only overlap that we allow is overlap in character introduction.

So what you can do is get the characters already in a waiting room, ready to receive their briefing. As soon as the scenario is ended you can then post the briefing.

Note again that it is not necessary to start exactly on October 6. The slots in PBP games are more to give people an idea when their character should be available again than hard deadlines. A scenario could take a bit longer, a GM could go missing and even the paizo forums could come crashing down.

Personally I try not to sign up for a game if my character is currently in a scenario. There is nothing wrong with having a lot of characters simultaneously, that is one of the joys of PbP!

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GM West, you do not have to finish your scenarios by Oct 6. We are aware that games will spill over into slot 2 and that is fine. We want all games to be finished before Thanksgiving, that is a hard deadline.

As for the start of slot 2 games: please work with your players what the best startdate for everyone is (I assume you are not running the special)


I am good to go. For the 5 of us I will pick Deaglan given that season 4 is rather lethal and we do not get the 4player adjustment.

I might have to update his profile, will doublecheck later today.


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GM Picatrix, this is a perfect place to ask that question!

I see you still have four players. Did you send a PM to remind the missing players?

If you did not, please do so now and inform them that you will assume they have no interest in the game if they do not show up in 48 hours. Normally I would put this to 24, but with the recent site outages it is reasonable to give everybody a bit more time.

Given where you are in the scenario I would proceed without them with the four player adjustment. If the other players show up you can roll initiative at the time for them and proceed with them entering the map on their turn.

Recommendation about removing the 4-player adjustment:
I would have the players enter play from one side of the bridge while the last pirate joins from the other side of the bridge. If the battle is almost over you can ignore that last pirate.


I have the following characters available:

Toctep: lvl 7 draconic disciple: deals massive damage and eats that as well because he has next to no AC.
Deaglan: lvl 10 melee cleric
Eolowyn: lvl 10 archer


I would like to join this one. I have several characters available, need to check at home.

I see we are aiming for low tier?


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Hello everyone!

We have had these terrible outages the last couple of weeks and it might be that your GM has not returned yet. If this is the case please allow for a bit more time than usual.

If your GM has not posted something this Friday please contact let us know so we can find a replacement GM for you.

If you might be in one of the specials with a missing GM: please let us know ASAP, the specials are on a strict schedule.


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Good idea Redelia!

Another thing: we have had these terrible outages the last couple of weeks and it might be that your GM has not returned yet. If this is the case please allow for a bit more time than usual.

If your GM has not posted something this Friday please contact let us know so we can find a replacement GM for you.

If you might be in one of the specials with a missing GM: please let us know ASAP, the specials are on a strict schedule.

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Given the normal boon system in Starfinder where you need to slot a boon to use it rewardsit it my opinion this is an oversight and should be slotted.


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I just send this to all Gameday VII GMs:

Hi there!
You must be getting tired of getting mails from Hmm, which is why I am mailing you.
The Paizo forums are up, and we are all hoping it will stay that way. We see players returning to their games and hope everyone is resuming their games. In this mail I will answer some questions we have been getting about games that are not part of the specials.

Can I move my table (not a special) that is in progress to another official lodge?
We understand it if you and your players are fed up with the situation at Paizo. So if all your players agree, feel free to move to another official lodge (i.e. Mythweavers, RPGgeek, RollforCombat) . Please forward your original sign up mail (you know, the one that said "PbP Gameday VII - GM Session Submitted | Session ID: ....") to me and let me know where you are going. If you can not find that mail, please inform me anyway on this mail-address. We ask you to stay on the Paizo forums if there is even one player who does not want to move. Please be respectful of their opinion.

Can I move my table (not a special) that has not started to another official lodge?
Yes you can. Please contact all your players and tell them (and me, same as above), where you are moving. If a player does not want to play in a relocated game they can off course choose not to do so.

Can I move my table of a special to another lodge?
We request that for right now, special tables stay where they are. If there continue to be more outages, we will look at this again.

Will slot 2 be postponed for non-special games?
No, we will not do a central postponement of the slot 2 games. But you are free to postpone the start of your games a bit. Keep in mind that we plan to end Gameday at 30 November. If you want to postpone a couple of days inform your players and you are fine. Please be considerate of any of your players whose characters are in a slot 1 game that ends a bit late due to the site outages.

I was scheduled to play in slot 2 and I am not sure if my character will be free at the time, what should I do?
I will start by saying that is best practice not to sign up for a future game with a specific character if you are not 100% certain your character will be available. But that does not solve your problem. Maybe you can switch characters or play with a pregen. It could also be that the GM is willing to wait a couple of days to start. And finally it might mean you have to withdraw from that specific table.

Gerard, I have another question that you did not answer, what about....
I am sorry I did not answer that question, please let me know what the question is and we will get back to you.

Happy gaming!


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In my opinion the discord worked great, we just need to include the discord address in more places so people can find it.


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I think lodge and station channels are not needed. We can find each other in the #play_by_post_chat channel when needed. If there are too many channels it is easy to miss something.


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Good to be back! Thank you all for the fun we had on Discord, it was nice to get to know you a bit better out of game!


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posting this in my role as VL PbP

Do you have the chronicles for these games? If so, you should have applied them. They are leading, not your session record here.

On the other hand, if you have completed the scenario and have not received the chronicle you should contact the GM and/or overseeing VO. If the scenario was online, you can reach out to me. Please send me links to the games and I will investigate and hand out replacement chronicles.

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Congratulations to all the new 5 stars and the campaign coin recipients, especially Lau, you sneaky bugger!

Congrats Auke! Well deserved!


I got this as a reply to a mail I send them from the pledge manager, asking for information

Ninja Division wrote:

Fulfillment is currently underway in the United States.

Provided that your final shipping payment has been submitted, you will have a shipment waiting in our shipping queue, ideally each month.

If you're not sure if your order is complete you can follow the link below.

Please sign in with the email you used to pledge and select this campaign to view your order.

If your payment has not been finalized, please submit it at soon as possible and notify us when it is complete.

If you are an international customer, more information on when fulfillment will begin in your region will be included in a future update.

In other words: very generic and non-US backers are treated like second-rate backers at best.


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Shifty has a Skitter Shot map pack, I am sure you can copy that.

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