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If you are in the Cincinnati area and looking for something to do this weekend, consider joining the Queen City Lodge as we host Mallicon w/ Jephcon 2019. You can signup for seats at Mallicon 2019.

If your not in the area, you might still be interested in helping with our fundraising efforts. We are holding a raffle for many awesome gaming items, including several charity exclusive dice bags, 2 Deluxe Editions of the Pathfinder Playtest Books (one signed by Jason Bulmahn, the other still sealed in shrink wrap), a signed print of “Page Turners, They Were” by artist Charles Urbach, several sets of dragonscale gloves, Pathfinder and Starfinder boons, some Pathfinder & Starfinder Flip-Maps and book bundles, a Glyph of the Open Road Dice Chest w/ black marbled dice, and more. You can see all of the items here and the link to purchase raffle tickets is here. You do not have to be present to win, as we will ship prizes to the winners.

All funds raised will be going to To Write Love on Her Arms. We want to honor our community members, friends, and family that have lost their battles to their personal demons. We want to shine a light on the dark places people are afraid to look at or discuss, and we want to make sure that people know it is okay to reach out, that there are resources to assist them and that they are absolutely worthy of that time, effort and love. Please help us bring awareness to mental health concerns and resources to those who need them most.

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Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Northern Dreamer wrote:
A question that I haven't seen asked or answered anywhere so far - will there be an option for a GenCon pickup for preorders? There are parts of this that I don't want to have to wait to get home in order to be able to peruse.
Sara Marie has said that they're yet to confirm whether they will be able to do GenCon pickup.

Thank you. I read through most of the product pages and couldn’t find an answer, so I appreciate you giving me one. I guess I’ll wait To put in my order until I know one way or the other.

One more question that comes off of this though- will the deluxe hardcover be available at GenCon, or only as a preorder?

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A question that I haven't seen asked or answered anywhere so far - will there be an option for a GenCon pickup for preorders? There are parts of this that I don't want to have to wait to get home in order to be able to peruse.

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I am prepping this for a con this weekend, and as I am doing so, I was wondering if others who have run it have suggestions for running it in a tight 4-4.5 hour slot?

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
Jhaeman wrote:
I’m 17% sure I made this happen with my review of the Penumbral Accords.
Or, ya know, my nefarious "grand plan" that I've been building up since ~2011 and have put out breadcrumbs throughout a ton of my scenarios in one form or another. The same plan that gets some pretty major reveals in Distant Realms. It COULD be that related to that too... <3

Would you be willing to share a reading list for those of us that want to do our homework???

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Woo! A new Goblin tribe and not having to wait until August for more P2? This is awesome and I can't wait to be able to run/play it.

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Lucas Servideo wrote:
Michael VonHasseln wrote:
Lucas Servideo wrote:

For Pathfinder Academy this Year I think it should be Switched to Starfinder Academy, we can get GMs to run and teach Starfinder we have a beginner box coming out which should be able to teach the Basics of Starfinder right from the Box. Combined with some of the Starfinder Scenarios and Quests. I think it would be the right direction to go. One of the complaints last year was the lack of Starfinder in the Academy Area.

I do think also for the Academy Area we should reduce the number of tables, being offered in the Sag and see if we can get a demo table in the kids area that is put on by GenCon. It would reach more exposure for the Academy and New people for Academy.

I do feel we could probably teach PS2 if we kept it simple with a basic quest line and a Quick Start Guide.

I think the Lesson plans need to be rewritten for the Academy with the both the New Systems in mind.

New Systems, New Academy :D

My 2 cents.

Never give Up, Never Surrender!!

This would, however, require Paizo support to produce a series of Quests to roll out with the introduction of the Starfinder Beginner's Box to the Academy tables. As busy as they are with PF2, I'm not sure this is on their radar... though it should be. The Pathfinder Beginners Box would never have seen as much acclaim if it hadn't been supported with the PSA program. As it is, one reason this product dropped in popularity was the lack of continued product support--understandable if you want to avoid dividing your customer base. It was because of this that the Transition Lesson plan was written, to move the PSA audience toward regular Core Rulebook play.

I think "taking a year off" with the PSA program would be a mistake. It is the first introduction some kids have to tabletop roleplaying games, and starting them young builds a foundation for the future. If we ignore this program, we risk losing all the momentum and goodwill this has garnered so far. Yes, last year's numbers

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What about modding one of the current quest sets/whatever is released with the Starfinder Beginner box to work with the lessons that were written for the original PSA material? Or just update the ruleset in beginner and advanced to match that of Starfinder/P2? Lots of that stuff is still very relevant (and I've sat with the tables that really had to start with "what are these dice?") and I think that modifying it, rather than starting from scratch, is the answer for longevity. I also agree with pulling in more of the society content, because as we get these kids transitioned into full adventures, if we have gotten them into society then hopefully they can look for a group to continue with when they go home.

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Lucas Servideo wrote:

For Pathfinder Academy this Year I think it should be Switched to Starfinder Academy, we can get GMs to run and teach Starfinder we have a beginner box coming out which should be able to teach the Basics of Starfinder right from the Box. Combined with some of the Starfinder Scenarios and Quests. I think it would be the right direction to go. One of the complaints last year was the lack of Starfinder in the Academy Area.

I do think also for the Academy Area we should reduce the number of tables, being offered in the Sag and see if we can get a demo table in the kids area that is put on by GenCon. It would reach more exposure for the Academy and New people for Academy.

I do feel we could probably teach PS2 if we kept it simple with a basic quest line and a Quick Start Guide.

I think the Lesson plans need to be rewritten for the Academy with the both the New Systems in mind.

New Systems, New Academy :D

My 2 cents.

Never give Up, Never Surrender!!

I second everything Lucas said. We want to be teaching the kids the systems going forward, and since we’ve got a beginner box coming for Starfinder, and P2 development purposely looked at having an easier entry point, having kids jump into the systems is a great opportunity for growth. Also, looking at scenarios that could be used for this, for P1 the Goblins ones have been used, so could Skittershot be used for Starfinder? It definitely encourages working together and being “helpful”.

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David Birchbauer wrote:
Looks like the registration link is broken.

It's not going live until Friday at 9am EST, so I don't expect it to work until then.

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Let convention season commence!

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Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Jhaeman wrote:
Sounds pretty cool. For some reason, the artwork is not loading for me. Is it just me?
Nope, not loading for me either.

Same - and I really want to see it...

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A lot has been said and written about the places that peo0e go for higher education in Golarian, but what about the younger people? Where does one study the basics before they go to these esteemeed schools? Is it in a temple of a good who values knowledge (such as Pharasma), in a small local school house, or something else? I know that the rich and noble families would be able to provide private tutors, but what about everyone else?

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I’m hearing hard mode, and just like.... wow- hard mode Seeker content is going to be intense...

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Thank you for the update! As far as the playtesting, I have a general question - are we going to get the ability to report other pieces of the Playtest, or are we just to use the Lost Star line for all pieces (I am talking about the OP reporting system, not the surveys).

Thanks!!

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Landon Hatfield wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Won’t most of you have played it already? Though I suppose that since I am half way to my first skitter some of you SF GMs might already have one by the end of GenCon and would want to play skitter shot with your actual skitters. That could be hilarious!
Starfinder's only really caught on in one small spot of my area, but hearing the recording of your PBP panel from PaizoCon has me interesting in trying it out that way. You have a good point about most people having already played it though.

Landon, do you want to try it out in PBP? I have a group of four for PBP Gameday VII, but I wouldn’t mind having a second Quonx join my table. We had kind of decided to leave the last two slots of my games to any latecomers or newbies. Would you like to join us there? Let me know, and I’ll give you a link to the table.

Hmm

Hmm, though I've never done play-by-post, I would love to join if you still have space... I am HOPING to find a table of Skittershot to take Stitch (my Skitter Mechanic) to before he levels out of it - OR if you end up running it Sunday night I would be interested, I just don't know what that will look like yet.

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Brooks wrote:

I'm interested in checking out both Starfinder and Pathfinder 2ed at Gen Con, but don't have the 5 hours to invest in an actual game session. It's been a few years since I've attended the convention and was wondering if there will be shorter demos in either the exhibitor's hall or in/around the Sagamore ballroom for either of these.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Hi! I know for a fact that there will be shorter ones for 2E, and I imagine that there will be for Starfinder, as there were for both Pathfinder and Starfinder last year.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

I also want to know about reporting — will we be able to report Playtest games at Origins? How about at GenCon?

Hmm

I can't answer for GenCon, but for Origins we were not, at least as far as for the demos. For the scenario that was offered, we were given a tracking sheet if/when we played.

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Sadness for that then. :-( I was looking forward to getting to do this this year.

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Richard Webb wrote:
CigarPete wrote:
Are there going to be evening games at scottys this year?
Unfortunately there will not be any evening gaming at Scotty's hosted by the Indianapolis PFS Lodge.

Does this include the Wednesday games too?

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Lucas Servideo wrote:
We are looking for puzzles /activities right now we have a maze and a complete the sentence.

I have a few things I am trying to finalize to send to you by Friday on the puzzle end- I’m just hoping y’all are able to make them more artsy than I am...

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Tonya Woldridge wrote:
We are working on a staggered drop plan. Jason & team have put together a "running the Playtest" guide and written the scenario. We are dropping it to GMs at UK Games Expo first. The GMs at Origins will get their information drop before PaizoCon. The GMs at Gen Con will get it in July.

Thank you for the response and update!

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
According to Jason Bulmahn's Facebook page, the 2E Playtest material has been sent off to the printers. With that in mind, when should we expect to see that material (as well as the scenario) dropped to the few GMs running it at Origins? Being as it is largely a new game system, we need time to both prep the scenario/quest as well and simply learning the game mechanics. Only 34 days (less than five weeks) and counting until the show.

Thank you for asking what has been on my mind as well. I am working to start prepping for Origins, but without this info I am tied to very basic work. While I completely understand that there may be some other paperwork that needs to be processed first (such as NDA's), the sooner we can have this to prepare, the better the experience will be for ALL the players and gms.

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Moulini Tankard wrote:
I’m from southern Indiana...

Depending on how close you are to the border, you could always try one of the Ohio or Kentucky VO's if those areas are closer to you.

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The one in Season 9 says it doesn't count because they CAN'T have proof... I had a player get around that now, so story wise they "are" a Linnorm King, even though it does nothing mechanically, its a great piece of the story for a PC who is already from a very well-known family.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

How will you handle the certification process? As a youth services librarian, I’ve already had the background check, but I don’t have anything from my job that states that I have it. Will there be a separate certification process for PSA?

Hmm

Hmm I'm a teacher and I am able to request a copy of it from HR (which I've had to do to show it other places before). Would this be an option for you?

DragonflyBlue wrote:
Our region does some kids tables. But we are just running regular scenarios. The GMs work to pick not overly dark, plot heavy, or too adult. We also found that kids enjoy playing the goblins. Being able to nuke your sister with magical fire is apparently very appealing. And I have played at a kids table. I think it worked having one non gm experienced player at the table to help them with questions and help the gm cat herd.

I've seen similar in my region. I've also ran games of Confirmation and Wounded Wisp with some minor changes (as in your going and looking for a book in a library, not a bottle of wine at an inn) and those seem to work well. The puzzles are simple enough to be solved, but complex enough to make them think, and they get to beat up some bad guys. Best story is when I had a table with 4 barbarians decide to charge the ------ in Confirmation, and then crit it. Very quick fight that made them feel super powerful.

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Kate Baker wrote:
I just got mine! Demos again, woo!

Same here! Looking forward to August!

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Happily submitted. :-)

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I hope you do make it back to finish these - my group loves them, and I do to. They are immersive and detailed, and so much more fun to play on than my drawing skills can produce.

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Same question as well - can we use a new copy of Season 8, or will there be an updated one for Season 9?

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Want: GenCon 2017 Boon Player Boon 13 - It has Blakros Agent, Elemental CHarm, and Follower of the Way.

Have: A whole binder of player boons, mostly from the last 2 GenCon's and Origins 2017. If you are interested, please let me know.

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Were you ever able to put together the PDF of this? I would love it if you would share! Thank you!

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MrBear wrote:

Current Have/Wants:

Have: Aasimar, Ratfolk, Samsaran x2, Mounted Heritage, Scholar of the Sages/Model Pathfinder, Paizo Gift Certificates, Commission Painting Services

Want: Tiefling, Catfolk, Rougarou, New Days New Choices or similar boons, Anything random that's cool

I'm sending you a pm.

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caex wrote:

Have:

Gencon 2017 Boon #7 Seasoned Archivist/Taldan Courtier
Gen Con 2017 Boon @10 Skillful Merchant
Gen Con 2017 Boon #4 Freedom's Champion/Argent Knight
Scarab 2017 Boon #5 Niche Specialist (Influence, Research, Swarm)
Scarab 2017 Boon #2 Martial Tradition
Scarab 2017 Boon #1 Fighting Off Corruption (Ghoul)
Scarab 2017 Boon #3 Alchemical Versatility
Scarab 2017 Boon #4 Genie Grudge x2
Gen Con 2017 Starfinder Boon #1 Emergency Resupply
Gen Con 2017 Starfinder Boon #3 Light Plasma Cannon Upgrade

Want:

Tiefling, Aasimar

PM sent

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What does the cost for this run with shipping? I am interested, but trying to figure out if it would fit into my budget...

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Baroness Bobbi wrote:

...or punishment.

Would you want to be working for my crazy family for that long?

I'm kind of inclined to think this myself... punishment for all of the fiascos at the museum under his care....

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Friendly "Fire" wrote:

While I have/own "Pathfinder Player Companion: Elves of Golarion", I was planning on using the Access from the "Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual" as it has more types of arrows (or at least seems to have more). That way I don't have to lug around as many books...

it's just that I keep bumping into players at the local venue that will say things like: "oh, that's been changed in an FAQ..." or "That's not legal..." ... it's trying to push me back into just playing CORE. To many arguments any more.

The "buy them in 50" is just avoiding another argument about whether I can buy them in smaller lots (without a special Boon for it, after all "they wouldn't have created a Boon if you could just buy them without it!" shesh...) :-(

anyway - thanks everyone for the reassurance...

So does that mean you can retrieve them without issue? Even in PFS? And while enchantments wouldn't last (like blanches?) the arrow type would (Adamantine, cold iron, etc...)

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What difference does durable make?

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I'd be honored. :-) seriously, feel free.

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Never played an RPG before? Miss DnD 3.5? Played other systems and want to try something new? Experience Pathfinder looking for a new group? All are welcome. We even have pre-generated characters for anyone who just wants to try a new game!

This is a cut down of what I use on the Meetup group I advertise through for the store I run at, and was taken from one of the VO's in my area. We also then have a simple handout for new players that helps them with finding the guild guide and other area games.

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Does anyone have the Blakros Agent boon from GenCon and willing to share the text? From what I can find on it, I think I want to try and trade for it.

Also, looking to trade for a Character Rebuild or Share the Wealth (companion) boon.

I have a ratfolk, and various other lower boons I would be happy to pair together.

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After running 2 parts of this and playing the third, I was able to make a few a connections between the three, but I agree that it was definitely stringy at best. Especially because my players didn't make all of the checks for the information in the first part, and as a result didn't get all of the connections to the concordance as a whole.

However, I think that the biggest thing that connects them is that there were actually 8 of the elemental lords, and not just 4. Though, this is only scene in the first if you investigate the statues, and then only if you connect it back later...

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I don't have an answer for you, but a similar question myself. If I wanted to embroider the GotOR onto something, would it be okay to change the color from black? I've seen it in a few color combinations in images, but I don't want to do something that could be an issue either.... I just want it to match what it is being imprinted on...