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Join us at the Mosman Club on October 5th to 7th for a host of Pathfinder games spanning six 6-hour slots, and featuring:

  • all six scenarios launching the current Year of the Demon, including
  • the Season 5 multi-table special, Siege of the Diamond City;
  • a selection of the final scenarios of the Year of the Risen Rune, including
  • the epic conclusion to the Season 4 plot, The Waking Rune, and
  • its deadly exclusive scenario, Day of the Demon;
  • the latest multi-slot sanctioned modules, including
  • the first two chapters of The Dragon's Demand, a campaign for low-tier characters,
  • the infiltration, investigation, and exploration of Fangwood Keep, and
  • the RPG Superstar 2012 winning module, Doom Comes to Dustpawn!

We're also proud to welcome back the awesome Pete Fairfax (Legendary Games, Wayfinder) to sketch your characters.

Register now! Players of all ages and experience are welcome. A single day pass is $10; a multi-day pass only $20. Please bring the correct cash to pay for your pass on the first day that you attend.

When and Where?
The games start at 10am and 4pm each day of the Labour Day Long Weekend (October 5-7) in the auditorium of the Mosman Club at 719 Military Road, Mosman. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options will be available each day, along with a fully-licensed bar. Free parking at the Club is available with a $10 annual membership fee. Bring the completed form (download here) with you. Parking may also be available in the surrounding streets but, as always, space and hours may be limited so plan ahead if you're driving in. Buses for Mosman can be caught from Wynyard Stand A on Carrington Street and from Blue Street in North Sydney.

For those requiring local accommodation, there are three options close by:

Register now! You can also join the community at our Facebook page and group.

Shadow Lodge

Join us at the Mosman Club on October 5th to 7th for a host of Pathfinder games spanning six 6-hour slots, and featuring:

  • all six scenarios launching the current Year of the Demon, including
  • the Season 5 multi-table special, Siege of the Diamond City;
  • a selection of the final scenarios of the Year of the Risen Rune, including
  • the epic conclusion to the Season 4 plot, The Waking Rune, and
  • its deadly exclusive scenario, Day of the Demon;
  • the latest multi-slot sanctioned modules, including
  • the first two chapters of The Dragon's Demand, a campaign for low-tier characters,
  • the infiltration, investigation, and exploration of Fangwood Keep, and
  • the RPG Superstar 2012 winning module, Doom Comes to Dustpawn!

We're also proud to welcome back the awesome Pete Fairfax (Legendary Games, Wayfinder) to sketch your characters.

Register now! Players of all ages and experience are welcome. A single day pass is $10; a multi-day pass only $20. Please bring the correct cash to pay for your pass on the first day that you attend.

When and Where?
The games start at 10am and 4pm each day of the Labour Day Long Weekend (October 5-7) in the auditorium of the Mosman Club at 719 Military Road, Mosman. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options will be available each day, along with a fully-licensed bar. Free parking at the Club is available with a $10 annual membership fee. Bring the completed form (download here) with you. Parking may also be available in the surrounding streets but, as always, space and hours may be limited so plan ahead if you're driving in. Buses for Mosman can be caught from Wynyard Stand A on Carrington Street and from Blue Street in North Sydney.

For those requiring local accommodation, there are three options close by:

Register now! You can also join the community at our Facebook page and group.

Shadow Lodge ***** ⦵⦵

Join us at the Mosman Club on October 5th to 7th for a host of Pathfinder games spanning six 6-hour slots, and featuring:

  • all six scenarios launching the current Year of the Demon, including
  • the Season 5 multi-table special, Siege of the Diamond City;
  • a selection of the final scenarios of the Year of the Risen Rune, including
  • the epic conclusion to the Season 4 plot, The Waking Rune, and
  • its deadly exclusive scenario, Day of the Demon;
  • the latest multi-slot sanctioned modules, including
  • the first two chapters of The Dragon's Demand, a campaign for low-tier characters,
  • the infiltration, investigation, and exploration of Fangwood Keep, and
  • the RPG Superstar 2012 winning module, Doom Comes to Dustpawn!

We're also proud to welcome back the awesome Pete Fairfax (Legendary Games, Wayfinder) to sketch your characters.

Register now! Players of all ages and experience are welcome. A single day pass is $10; a multi-day pass only $20. Please bring the correct cash to pay for your pass on the first day that you attend.

When and Where?
The games start at 10am and 4pm each day of the Labour Day Long Weekend (October 5-7) in the auditorium of the Mosman Club at 719 Military Road, Mosman. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options will be available each day, along with a fully-licensed bar. Free parking at the Club is available with a $10 annual membership fee. Bring the completed form (download here) with you. Parking may also be available in the surrounding streets but, as always, space and hours may be limited so plan ahead if you're driving in. Buses for Mosman can be caught from Wynyard Stand A on Carrington Street and from Blue Street in North Sydney.

For those requiring local accommodation, there are three options close by:

Register now! You can also join the community at our Facebook page and group.

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Congrats! Awesome terrain for Storval Stair.

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Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

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Congratulations, Mike & Dan. Well done. Beers in July.

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So I bought all the original pdfs. I now have to buy them again to get the errata and a little bit of extra content?

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Please join me in congratulating Australia's third 5-Star GM, Luke Parry.

Luke has been a fixture of the Society scene here in Sydney since it launched, both playing and GMing regularly. His diligence and capability in running two Shadow Lodge game days in the city, combined with his plans to increase play opportunities, recently led to his appointment as the Venture-Lieutenant for Sydney. Currently, he is organising a first-time PFS presence at a wargaming convention, Leviathan, out in the western suburbs, and considering how to sustainably manage an increased demand for game days in the city, which could soon see another two events added to the roster. He has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules of Organised Play which is an invaluable resource for both players and his fellow GMs. His passion and enthusiasm for the game are relentless.

Luke achieved his fifth star at our recent Con, Lissalapalooza, at which, as well as running around six slots of his own, he was also called upon to swiftly cover for another GM who had to leave at short notice. Congratulations, Luke, and well done!

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I am very pleased to announce that our Society now has an officer in New Zealand.

Chris Sharpe, who runs a PFS game day at Redzeed Gaming in Takapuna, has accepted the role of Venture-Lieutenant and will be working on expanding PFS play opportunities in and around Auckland.

I first met Chris in September last year when he and some friends attended our Spring Shadowmoot, Risen Rune in Sydney. His capability, confidence and charisma, which also contributed to a Chelaxian domination of that Con, convinced me, and others, very quickly that he would be a great Society appointment for New Zealand.

Chris is an IT consultant for a retail software company. He has played and run a plethora of systems since first learning to GM 10 years ago with Rolemaster but Pathfinder emerged as his system of choice 18 months ago. Chris is also heavily involved in competitive Magic: The Gathering.

Chris has several foci for 2013. As well as continuing to strengthen his game day at Redzeed with more players and GMs, he wants to start new game days in the other Auckland stores, and establish a presence for PFS at Auckland's gaming conventions.

If you're a Pathfinder player or GM in New Zealand, whether you're playing PFS, APs, modules, or homebrews, please let us know. You can contact Chris at pfsauckland <at> gmail <dot> com and me at al <at> shadowlodge <dot> org.

Please join me in welcoming Chris to the team!

Regards,
Al
VC, Sydney

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Wow. Thanks all for your congratulations, and thanks to Mike and Paizo for this award. I wasn't expecting it at all and was a bit speechless for a moment when Mike surprised me at the Lissalapalooza Q&A (that he had been ably conducting for the previous hour while I tried in vain to TPK my Broken Chains party).

I do this for the love of the game, and of Paizo as a company, and because I want everyone else to love it as much as I do. We're having some success in that regard here in Sydney and I hope there is much more success to come.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to give Mike my heartfelt thanks for visiting Sydney and killing around 20 PCs in Bonekeep at Lissalapalooza. Everyone had a fantastic time dying at your tables, and we hope you, and other Paizo staff, will grace us with your d20s again in the future!

Thanks again, everyone.

Al

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Congratulations, Steve! Well deserved!

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Bring it, Thursty!

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Congratulations, Kristie!

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Just under two weeks to go until Lissalapalooza and, with just under 70 registered attendees so far, we've now more players than Ruby Phoenix last Easter!

As previously advised, I've started some minor consolidation of the schedule, switching undersubscribed tables for more tables of popular options, such as The Disappeared, Tower of the Ironwood Watch, The Veteran's Vault, and Ruins of Bonekeep I: The Silent Grave.

Of the 106 game tables still available, 54 are now running, which is closing in on Risen Rune.
Of the 52 games still to reach the minimum three players, 28 need only 1 more player, 20 need 2 more, and 4 need 3.

Registration is on Warhorn (http://warhorn.net/shadowmoot) and you can join the Shadow Lodge community on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shadowlodge) and Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Shadow-Lodge).

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Just under two weeks to go until Lissalapalooza and, with just under 70 registered attendees so far, we've now more players than Ruby Phoenix last Easter!

As previously advised, I've started some minor consolidation of the schedule, switching undersubscribed tables for more tables of popular options, such as The Disappeared, Tower of the Ironwood Watch, The Veteran's Vault, and Ruins of Bonekeep I: The Silent Grave.

Of the 106 game tables still available, 54 are now running, which is closing in on Risen Rune.
Of the 52 games still to reach the minimum three players, 28 need only 1 more player, 20 need 2 more, and 4 need 3.

Registration is on Warhorn (http://warhorn.net/shadowmoot) and you can join the Shadow Lodge community on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shadowlodge) and Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Shadow-Lodge).

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Just under two weeks to go until Lissalapalooza and, with just under 70 registered attendees so far, we've now more players than Ruby Phoenix last Easter!

As previously advised, I've started some minor consolidation of the schedule, switching undersubscribed tables for more tables of popular options, such as The Disappeared, Tower of the Ironwood Watch, The Veteran's Vault, and Ruins of Bonekeep I: The Silent Grave.

Of the 106 game tables still available, 54 are now running, which is closing in on Risen Rune.
Of the 52 games still to reach the minimum three players, 28 need only 1 more player, 20 need 2 more, and 4 need 3.

Registration is on Warhorn (http://warhorn.net/shadowmoot) and you can join the Shadow Lodge community on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shadowlodge) and Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Shadow-Lodge).

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Well done, Kyle!

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Kip84 wrote:
Any other gamers from the lower blue mountains? I've just moved and I'm looking for a group :)

Hi Kip84,

PM me direct and I may be able to get you in touch with a gamer I know in the Blue Mountains.

Al

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With still over 4 weeks to go, Lissalapalooza already has over 50 registered attendees which is our fastest sign-up rate yet! We've also created extra tables for oversubscribed games including Ruins of Bonekeep I: The Silent Grave, The Fabric of Reality, and Day of the Demon.

Of the 113 sessions on offer, 43 games have already reached minimum numbers! This is already more games than our entire first Shadowmoot, and in another week, it might be more than our second! Of these, 22 have 3 seats left, 13 have 2 seats, 3 have 1 seat, and 5 are full.

Of the 70 games on offer that are still to reach minimum numbers, 24 need only 1 more player, 22 need 2 players, and 24 need 3. So, if you've yet to sign up, make sure you do so as soon as possible to ensure a seat in the games you want to play. And if you've already signed up, encourage your friends to do the same! We've raised the bar each Shadowmoot so far: let's set the standard again!

Players of all ages and experience are welcome. If you're thinking of bringing children to the event and have any concerns or questions about the environment or the games, feel free to contact me.

More info next week!

Al

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Alice Margatroid wrote:

Hey Spider,

Stop tempting me to look at hotel prices for a weekend in Sydney! ;)

You would be very, very welcome. Perhaps you could bring a big group from Newcastle down! There are lots of tables to fill! I'm still looking into local accommodation options as there will be several players travelling in. Keep an eye on the warhorn site, and on our facebook page, if you're on there.

Alice Margatroid wrote:

I would definitely be interested in being involved with a kick-off weekend up here. I will poke a couple of friends on Facebook and see if I can drum up some interest. I might PM you about things later too.

If you want to get interest from local young people, DEFINITELY put up ads around the university. It's O Week this week, so there will be plenty of young people wandering around wondering what they can do in this dead town from now on. :P

Great! I think April is looking good!

I've tried contact Newcastle Uni game groups in the past as well but with no success. I'll start looking into it again.

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Alice Margatroid wrote:

I'd love to go to the PFS games in Sydney, but I'm in Newcastle and the 2.5+ hour drive is a bit of a drag. The VC in Sydney said in another thread that they tried to start games up here in Newwie but they didn't go well. (Probably when I was overseas last year... else I would've dragged my friends along for sure.)

When I played PFS games at GenConOz back in '09 I was usually the only woman at the table. Or even the only woman at all the tables in that session. Here's hoping that PAX Aus's PFS games aren't the same way!

Sorry to jump back a couple of pages to grab this, but hi again, Alice! When Lissalapalooza is over, (our Easter Con: http://warhorn.net/shadowmoot) I'd love to try to get a regular public PFS event going in Newcastle again. It needs local support though, not only from players, but from GMs and someone willing to be the event organiser. But a big kick-off weekend might get a core group started, which is how Sibel managed to get Wollongong up and running. If you're up for this, please PM me and we'll get something organised.

Stephen White (VC Melbourne) and I are coordinating the PFS games for PAX Aus. We'll be promoting an inclusive and friendly environment for players there, just as we do at our own game days and conventions.

In terms of the inclusivity of the PFS scene in Sydney, I've been heartened by some of the encouraging comments made here but I'm also aware that we've lost several female players from the game days in Sydney as well. While it's of course entirely possible that several decided the game just wasn't for them in the end, I've alerted all to this thread and hope to hear their feedback on how we're doing and if there is anything that I could address.

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Announcing LISSALAPALOOZA, the Sydney Shadow Lodge's Easter Shadowmoot!
Registration is open!

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Alice Margatroid wrote:

Do any of you Sydneysiders (looking at the VC/VL here!) know of any Society games going on in the Newcastle area? University will be starting back up soon, so if there are no permanent groups established at Newcastle Uni yet it might be a good time to get one going.

IIRC the Anime Club used to play a lot of 4e and Magic the Gathering, so I'm sure there'd be people up for it.

Hi Alice,

We've tried to get a Society game running at Good Games Newcastle on, I think, three separate occasions. The first two times, the GMs disappeared, and the last time, after a lot of initial interest, no-one turned up to play.
I'd love to get something started up there though, and I'm thinking that, later in the year, I might organise a kick-off event up there, over an entire weekend. If you have any leads on suitable venues and contacts, please PM me!

Cheers,
Al

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Announcing LISSALAPALOOZA, the Sydney Shadow Lodge's Easter Shadowmoot!
Registration is open!

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Announcing the Sydney Shadow Lodge's Easter Shadowmoot: LISSALAPALOOZA!

It's our biggest and best convention yet with over 110 sessions scheduled over 11 time slots across the entire Easter Long Weekend, and special guests:

  • Mike Brock, here to play, GM, and talk about the Society; and
  • Pete Fairfax, the Shadow Lodge Sketch Laureate in residence to draw and ink your character creations.

What's on?

  • Rise of the Runelords, the original Pathfinder adventure path with sanctioned content from the three classic adventures that launched and defined the Pathfinder brand: James Jacobs' brilliant Burnt Offerings; Richard Pett's shocking Skinsaw Murders; and Nick Logue's horrific Hook Mountain Massacre;
  • Shattered Star, Pathfinder's state of the art adventure path with sanctioned content from Greg Vaughan's Shards of Sin, Mike Shel's Curse of the Lady's Light, and James Sutter's Asylum Stone;
  • Broken Chains, the upcoming investigatory dungeon crawl, all five levels of the deadly Thornkeep, and a selection of other modules such as the cloying corruption of Carrion Hill, the foul fecundity of From Shore to Sea, the diseased darkness in The Midnight Mirror, and the insidious infestation of the Feast of Ravenmoor;
  • The Silent Grave, the first lethal level of Jason Bulmahn's Society Special, Ruins of Bonekeep;
  • all released scenarios from the current Year of the Risen Rune; and
  • Season 4 Exclusive, Day of the Demon.

Where?
Our superb new venue Hotel Cremorne (287 Military Road, Cremorne, 2090) are providing us with great breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, a fully-licensed bar, and a huge play space! Parking may be available in the surrounding streets but, as always, space and hours may be limited so plan ahead if you need to drive in. Buses for Military Road can be caught from Wynyard Stand A on Carrington Street and from Blue Street in North Sydney.

When?

  • Friday March 29th: 0800–1230, 1230–1700, 1700–2130;
  • Saturday March 30th and Sunday March 31st: 0900–1330, 1330–1800, 1800–2230;
  • Monday April 1st: 0900–1330, 1330–1800 and a final slot 1800–2030 for the Con wrap, prize-giving, drinks, and a Q&A session with Mike Brock.

Players of all ages and experience are welcome. Sessions are only $3 each, so get the dates booked out and tell your friends. With some excellent introductory games on offer, such as First Steps, Murder's Mark, and The Accursed Halls, in the comfort of a hotel with a full bar and menu, this is once again a perfect opportunity to bring those friends who've always wanted to see what that game you play is all about, as well as those home game players who haven't yet checked out Organised Play, their global community. And remember: if you bring someone along who's never played at a Shadow Lodge event before, you both get a free game!

Register now! You can also join the community at our Facebook page and Meetup group.

TL;DR

What? Lissalapalooza! A Pathfinder Society convention.
When? 8:00am Friday March 29th to 8:30pm Monday April 1st
Where? Hotel Cremorne, 287 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW 2090, Australia
Cost? $3 per session
Links? Registration, Shadow Lodge on Facebook, Lissalapalooza on Facebook, Shadow Lodge on Meetup, Paizo Event

More updates soon!

Al

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Following the two appointments made in January (details), I am further pleased to announce that the Society now has an officer for Wollongong!

Sibel Yilmaz, the co-organiser of our Wollongong Shadow Lodge game day, has accepted the role of Venture-Lieutenant and will be working on expanding play opportunities in and around Wollongong. Sibel is a third-year Information Technology student at the University of Wollongong. Most of her free time is dedicated to gaming, online and table-top. She started playing table-top roleplaying games two years ago and Pathfinder was the first system she was introduced to.

An early focus for Sibel will be the organisation of Pathfinder Society games at Gong-Con, the UoW Gaming Guild's upcoming Easter convention, as well as the continuing growth of the Wollongong Shadow Lodge.

If you're a Pathfinder player or GM in or near to Wollongong who'd like to see our hobby expand into new venues and reach new players, please give Sibel your support. You can contact her at sibel DOT yilmaz AT live DOT com DOT au.

Please join me in welcoming Sibel to the Australian team!

Regards,
Al
VC, Sydney

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A Changing of the Guard in Sydney, and a New Appointment for the Society in Canberra.

Please welcome them to the team.

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A Changing of the Guard in Sydney, and a New Appointment for the Society in Canberra.

Please welcome them to the team.

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Hi Stefan,

I'm Al Rigg, the VC for Sydney. I do know several Pathfinder players in New Zealand, and one who is running a game day in Auckland, so it depends on where in NZ you're based. Send me an email (al AT shadowlodge DOT org) and I'll put you in touch. I'll also ask them to post here for other's reference.

Al

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In, and bringing a contingent of Aussies with me. Prepare yourselves for the drop bear animal companions and excessive beer consumption.

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Well done, JP! Congratulations.

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Congratulations Wes! Well done.

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1) Dragons - Dragon opponents should remain rare, IMO. And each encounter with one should be memorable and very, very dangerous.

2) Goblins - Goblins get everywhere. They're more like germs than sentient beings and should be treated as such.

3) Orcs - Yes, we need more orcs. They're conspicuously absent so some serious inclusion at some point would be nice. Encounters with them at low levels can be dangerous because they can put out a lot of damage. They're under-represented as higher level minions as well.

4) Drow - I'm ambivalent. If they're introduced more often, then their flavour should be focused each time. Drow shouldn't become a substitute for <insert random monstrous humanoid>. Encounters with them should remain dangerous.

5) Dinosaurs - I prefer them to remain rare unless the scenario is set in an untouched, isolated place: the middle of vast jungles, lost valleys, and so on.

6) Undead - Undead are common but that's a result of Pathfinders continually breaking into ancient crypts and so on, and the fact that undead, along with constructs, are suitable very long term guardians for ancient items/artifacts. Probably can't get around that and it's a result of the set-up of the focus of the Society.

7) Swarms - Yes, they've been done quite a lot but I think the commonness of monsters faced in scenarios should represent their commonness (to a certain degree) on Golarion. I have no problem with swarms per se, but swarms of different types should be used.

8) Outsiders - I like Outsiders but, like drow, their flavour needs to be a focus as well as their effects on the environment around them, including the attitudes and behaviours of the people that they interact with. I don't like it particularly when they're treated like minions, or just summoned in as roadblocks.

9) Humanoid NPCs - Should remain the most common type of enemy IMO, and enhanced by the multitude of flavourful opposing organisations and religions on Golarion.

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Guten tag! Zwei bier, bitte!

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Rom001 wrote:
If the "symbols" under the phoenix are letters what do they say?

I have zero ranks in Linguistics also, and certainly don't speak Graffiti. I suspect it may be Teazer the artist's tag. You can see more of his stuff here.

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Don Walker wrote:

I think your best option is to ask the GM to report that session using a new PC number for you (ie. -2, -3, etc.) And use that new number on the chronicle sheet.

Also, the next time you have a GM that does not give you a chronicle sheet (and it isn't a simple mistake that they correct in a few days) please tell your nearest Venture Officer so they can look into the situation.

I'm aware of this situation and have advised both the player and GM accordingly. This was a start-up group and a simple, innocent mistake. All sorted.

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And here are some links to our community in Sydney:

Swing by and say hi!

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mach1.9pants wrote:
Is there a Shaky Isles (aka New Zealand) branch?

In the works! If you're based over there, and/or know Pathfinder players, drop me a line!

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Announcing Risen Rune, our Spring Shadowmoot in Sydney on the Labour Day Long Weekend.

When 8am Friday September 28th to midnight Monday October 1st!
Where The Roxbury Hotel, 182 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW
Cost $3 per session
Links Registration, Shadow Lodge page, Shadow Lodge event, Paizo event

More details in the Paizo thread here.

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Announcing Risen Rune, our Spring Shadowmoot in Sydney on the Labour Day Long Weekend.

When 8am Friday September 28th to midnight Monday October 1st!
Where The Roxbury Hotel, 182 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW
Cost $3 per session
Links Registration, Shadow Lodge page, Shadow Lodge event, Paizo event

More details in the Paizo thread here.

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Announcing Risen Rune, our Spring Shadowmoot in Sydney on the Labour Day Long Weekend.

When 8am Friday September 28th to midnight Monday October 1st!
Where The Roxbury Hotel, 182 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW
Cost $3 per session
Links Registration, Shadow Lodge page, Shadow Lodge event, Paizo event

At Risen Rune, we'll be running over 60 Pathfinder sessions in 9 time slots, including:

  • sanctioned modules, including several tables of the 1st-tier urban mystery, Murder's Mark, the winning scenario of RPG Superstar 2011, The Midnight Mirror, and another chance to compete in the The Ruby Phoenix Tournament;
  • all the final scenarios of the closing Season, the Year of the Ruby Phoenix;
  • all the first released scenarios of the opening Season, the Year of the Risen Rune;
  • Australia's first convention offering of the opening Season's multi-table Special, Race for the Runecarved Key; and
  • Sydney's first convention offering of the epic, level 12 arc, Eyes of the Ten.

Our favourite local artist, Pete Fairfax, will once again be in residence to sketch your characters so start deciding which bizarre images you want him to pluck out of your heads! Pete has indicated that he'll also take a number of pre-orders so, if you want your character sketch available to pick up as soon as he arrives, you can get in touch with him right now. Contacts details are here at his site.

Sessions are $3 each and run from (approx) 8am-1pm, and 1:30pm-6:30pm on each day (with a slight variation on Sunday), and with an extra final session from 7pm-midnight on the final day.

Our venue will once again be the fantastic Roxbury Hotel where we'll be taking over the back room, the mezzanine, and the upstairs performance space. As well as a great selection of drinks at the bar, the Roxbury has a varied bistro menu which caters to all tastes. If you're coming by bus, then the 470 from Central stops right outside. All day parking can be found around the surrounding streets but space may be limited so, if you're planning to drive in, share with as many friends as possible!

Many will stay for a drink or two at the end of each day, but unfortunately we can't stay at the Roxbury overnight! If you'll need accommodation close by, then the Rooftop Travellers Lodge and the Glebe Village are cheap, cheerful, and only a short stumble away.

Get the dates booked out and your friends notified. With some excellent introductory games on offer in the comfort of a hotel with a full bar and menu, this will be a great opportunity to bring those friends who've always wanted to see what that game you play is all about. And if you bring someone along who's never played at a Shadow Lodge event before, you both get a free game! All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Register here now, and if you haven't yet done so, like the Shadow Lodge page on Facebook for advance notice of Pathfinder events.

More updates soon!

Al

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5 days to go until Winterfest!

Of the 27 sessions scheduled, 26 are now running with the final one needing only 1 additional player (anyone else for Wonders in the Weave on Sunday morning?) Of the rest, there are only a few seats left so, if you've still to sign up, don't delay any longer.

There have been a few more changes to make space for games in high demand so check back to see if you've been affected in any way. As always, if we've switched a game you were registered for, we should've switched your registration as well, but please check to see everything still looks good.

The schedule is pretty stable now and looks like this:

Saturday August 11 Morning (9AM - 1:30PM)

  • We Be Goblins (1)
  • 3x The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)
  • The Haunting of Hinojai (5-9)
  • No Response From Deepmar, Part 1 (7-9)

Saturday August 11 Afternoon (1:30PM - 6PM)

  • 3x The Goblinblood Dead (1-5)
  • No Response From Deepmar, Part 2 (7-9)
  • 2x Portal of the Sacred Rune (7-11)

Saturday August 11 Evening (6:30PM - 11PM)

  • 2x The Frostfur Captives (1-5)
  • The Icebound Outpost (1-5)
  • Dawn of the Scarlet Sun (4-6)
  • No Response From Deepmar, Part 3 (7-9)

Sunday August 12 Morning (9AM - 1:30PM)

  • The Icebound Outpost (1-5)
  • Song of the Sea Witch (3-7)
  • Wonders in the Weave, Part 1: The Dog Pharoah's Tomb (5-9)
  • 2x The Rats of Round Mountain, Part 1: The Sundered Path (7-11)

Sunday August 12 Afternoon (1:30PM - 6PM)

  • The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)
  • Storming the Diamond Gate (3-7)
  • Wonders in the Weave, Part 2: Snakes in the Fold (5-9)
  • 2x The Rats of Round Mountain, Part 2: Pagoda of the Rat (7-11)

If you haven't already, grab one of the few remaining seats by registering through the Winterfest Warhorn site now.

Shadow Lodge

I'll be scheduling this for our October Long Weekend Con (that actually starts in September). Roughly how long will this take to run? Will it need a single or double Con slot (~ 5 hr slot)?

Shadow Lodge ***** ⦵⦵

Winterfest is the annual roleplaying convention organised by the Blacktown Games Day Association, and held at Blacktown North Public School, 1 Bessemer Street, Blacktown.
Pathfinder Society games are organised this year by the Shadow Lodge, and Living Forgotten Realms games are organised by the Blacktown Games Day Association.
The venue is air-conditioned and soft drinks, chips and choccies are available. There will also be moderate catering facilities to enable you to purchase food for Saturday Lunch and Dinner and Sunday Lunch.

Registrations are now live, so sign up straight away to avoid disappointment at the Winterfest site on Warhorn.
You can also join the conversation on the Facebook event listing.

The Pathfinder schedule is as follows.

Saturday August 11 Morning (9AM - 1:30PM)

  • We Be Goblins (1)
  • The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)
  • The Midnight Mirror, Part 1 (3-5)
  • From Shore to Sea, Part 1 (5-7)
  • Haunting of Hinojai (5-9)
  • The Harrowing, Part 1 (8-10)

Saturday August 11 Afternoon (1:30PM - 6PM)

  • The Goblinblood Dead (1-5)
  • The Midnight Mirror, Part 2 (3-5)
  • From Shore to Sea, Part 2 (5-7)
  • Portal of the Sacred Rune (7-11)
  • The Harrowing, Part 2 (8-10)

Saturday August 11 Evening (6:30PM - 11PM)

  • The Frostfur Captives (1-5)
  • The Icebound Outpost (1-5)
  • Dawn of the Scarlet Sun (4-6)
  • From Shore to Sea, Part 3 (5-7)
  • The Harrowing, Part 3 (8-10)

Sunday August 12 Morning (9AM - 1:30PM)

  • The Icebound Outpost (1-5)
  • Song of the Sea Witch (3-7)
  • Wonders in the Weave, Part 1: The Dog Pharoah's Tomb (5-9)
  • The Golden Serpent (5-9)
  • The Rats of Round Mountain, Part 1: The Sundered Path (7-11)

Sunday August 12 Afternoon (1:30PM - 6PM)

  • The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)
  • Storming the Diamond Gate (3-7)
  • The Immortal Conundrum (5-9)
  • Wonders in the Weave, Part 2: Snakes in the Fold (5-9)
  • The Rats of Round Mountain, Part 2: Pagoda of the Rat (7-11)

Winterfest is held in memory of Richard Priest. The organisers will be raising money for cancer research so please bring some extra dollars along with you.

See you there!

Shadow Lodge ***** ⦵⦵

One week to go until Gong-Con!

A reminder of the schedule for Pathfinder Society play is below. However, if you're interested in coming to Gong-Con to play Pathfinder Society but have played all the games on offer, let me know and I'll do what I can to accommodate you. We'll have most, if not all, scenarios available so with a little notice, we may be able to pull some extra tables together to run something for veteran groups.

Saturday July 28 Morning (9AM - 2PM)

  • We Be Goblins!: A most unusual adventure for 1st-level goblin characters. Characters provided.
  • Mists of Mwangi: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.
  • First Steps—Part I: In Service to Lore: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st level characters.
  • The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5.
  • Shades of Ice—Part I: Written in Blood: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.

Saturday July 28 Afternoon (3PM - 8PM)

  • Dawn of the Scarlet Sun: An adventure for six 5th-level characters—such as the six iconic heroes provided.
  • Voice in the Void: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters.
  • First Steps—Part II: To Delve the Dungeon Deep: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st level characters.
  • The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile Waters: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5.
  • Shades of Ice—Part II: Exiles of Winter: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.

Sunday July 29 Morning (9AM - 2PM)

  • Master of the Fallen Fortress: A dungeon-based adventure for 1st-level characters.
  • The Penumbral Accords: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.
  • First Steps—Part III: A Vision of Betrayal: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st level characters.
  • The Quest for Perfection—Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.
  • Shades of Ice—Part III: Keep of the Huscarl King: A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters.

More information here.

Hope to see you there!

Al

Shadow Lodge

Dammit! Swapping my anniversary edition order for the deluxe version means I can't get my bound copy of the AP signed by all the authors at this year's PaizoCon! Need to organise some sort of card that I can place in one of those pockety things...

Shadow Lodge

Vic Wertz wrote:
The Spider wrote:
I didn't get an email either and, yes, I'm checking the correct email address.

The Spider,

We sent:

"PaizoCon 2012 Event Signup Begins This Week!" on 06/04/12 03:48:45 PM
"PaizoCon Lottery and Open Events!" on 06/11/12 09:46:31 AM
"Late Addition to PaizoCon Lottery Events" on 06/11/12 05:19:06 PM
(Times are Pacific Time)

We also sent "Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-22: The Rats of Round Mountain—Part II: Pagoda of the Rat (PFRPG) PDF Updated" today at 11:27:12 AM. Did you get that?

W. Kristoph,

We didn't send you any emails. I think I understand the nature of the bug that prevented yours from being sent; we're looking into it.

Hi Vic,

I received all of those emails apart from "Late Addition to PaizoCon Lottery Events" on 06/11/12 05:19:06 PM.

Shadow Lodge

Chris Lambertz wrote:
W. Kristoph Nolen wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
The email went only to people with PaizoCon tickets.
As of when? Did it go out before last night? I must've missed it, perhaps? Because I have PaizoCon tickets, and didn't get an email.
We've had a few messages go out in the past two days. Please be sure you're checking the email account associated with your paizo.com login.

I didn't get an email either and, yes, I'm checking the correct email address.

Shadow Lodge ***** ⦵⦵

Hannya Shou wrote:

Made an event at the Meetup.com group!

http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-DnD/events/54588102/

Thanks but those details are incorrect, Jed. Burwood are not running a game day on the 16th, and Sydney are not running a game day on the 17th. The latter is a correction due to Good Games Sydney not having enough space that day. So, and unless I'm mistaken, the timetable for Shadow Lodge events at those locations later this month is:

16th: (Game Day) Sydney, Penrith
17th: (Special Event) Burwood, Penrith
30th: (Game Day) Burwood

Al

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