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Congrats guys!

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Kyle Baird wrote:
Did you mention that people are willing to PAY whatever he wants to sit outside? I'm guessing not.

Just speaking from personal experience, he doesn't care. He's pretty firm on the no gaming outside, and always has been.

Let's work with Mark on this one. Organizing Scotty's isn't easy. If we all follow the rules, they will want us back year after year. If we are jerks and sit outside even though we've been told not to...then we are jerks.

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Join me in saying a big congratulations to Indiana's newest 5 star GM, Greg Hurst! Greg GMed his 150th table this past Sunday at Comic Carnival. He is a former VL, and he has dedicated 100s of hours to PFS in Indiana (and sometimes Ohio, too :) ). See here for a pic of Greg and VC Chris Bonnet on Sunday!

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Walter Sheppard wrote:
Tracy Windeknecht wrote:

1st game: June 17, 2011--We Be Goblins

2nd game: We Be Goblins
3rd game: We Be Goblins
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149th game: We Be Goblins

150th game: August 17, 2013--We Be Goblins

:)

Tracy, I'm seeing a bit of a trend here ;)

This is not far from the truth. What can I say? I like goblins!

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1st game: June 17, 2011--We Be Goblins
150th game: August 17, 2013--We Be Goblins

:)

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Yay and congrats! I hope to play at your table one day!

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Brett Cochran wrote:


On a related note, I find it very frustrating when players assume the GM knows everything. They cast or use some ability, and expect the GM to not only know what is does, but also the mechanics as related to their character (DC's). Its even better when they do it in combat and don't have the relevant resource ready. Sorry I needed to vent a little ;p

I cannot tell you how many times I have just dead eyed stared at someone and said, "I do not know what that is." They say it like it's the coolest thing ever, and we are cuh-razy for not knowing about this awesome spell/ability/archetype/blahhhhhh.

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I think it's extraordinarily unrealistic and unfair to expect a GM to know how to play all specific builds. If you are a new player, pick something easy to play until you figure it out. I can help with the basics, but there are far too many archetypes and obscure feats, spells, traits, etc.

If you build a weird character and expect me to figure it out for you, you are making problems at my table. And you are wasting my time making me look up your character archetype, equipment, and spells, etc. in game while everyone else is bored because you don't know how to play the character you built. Know your character before you show up to play.

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God's Market Gamble!

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Thank you to the woman at my table who baked brownies for her GMs! I want you at my table every year. That brownie was delicious, and you were fun to game with!

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Lamashtu would reward her for hiding in the hallway and healing and helping the people who were killing the woman doing her work?

I'm sure Lamashtu enjoys watching bloodshed, but probably not at her expense. The party this cleric belongs to was hindering Lamashtu's work.

And yes, she is CN and a positive energy cleric. The only reason I know that she is not a good aligned cleric is because I read it in her back story. She plays her character about as good aligned as she can.

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I recently started running RotRL, and I have one person in the campaign who came to the table with a cleric of Lamashtu. When I read her backstory, I thought it was an interesting choice given the events of the first book and thought maybe she knew something about it. It turned out that she knew nothing about Lamashtu's ties to the book and her reasoning for worshipping Lamashtu was really simple (I think it had to do with the favored weapon or something). So, I thought it would be fun to play it out and see how it went.

She's been very secretive with the rest of the group about her deity. She doesn't openly display a holy symbol (only tattoos). I've given her bonuses to recognize things related to Lamashtu, and she's used her information to help the party (don't drink the water!)

We finished up Thistletop last night, and when we got to Nualia, I told her that she should be feeling very conflicted because Nualia is clearly a faithful worshipper of Lamashtu. She stayed out of the room until the final round of the battle (because she knew Nualia would be gunning for her is she saw her), and only healed her allies. She never did an offensive action against Nualia. But I told her when it was over that Lamashtu saw it all.

What are some good things I can do in the next chapter to have Lamashtu punish her? I know I can have her powers go away. I'm looking for some more fun or creative things that can happen. Thoughts?

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Had a great time! Congrats Mike McNerney on such a great show.

I thought Sheila was absolutely smashing. Got to sit in on Mike Costello's 150th game, which was exciting! Glad to see familiar faces this year and to have met some new folks.

Sorry to have disturbed the room with my Tilly all weekend long :)

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Sniggevert wrote:
Michael Costello wrote:


@Greg I have similar aspirations for Eyes side quests, however singing is unlikely. :)
Go to Bar Fleet early enough...get well lubricated, and you'll never know you sang until we tell you all about it in the morning...

Having been to a few Bar Fleets with Michael...I feel like this is a good possibility :)

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Congrats and good luck :)

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Mike started GMing in July of 2012! He is insane.

Congrats Mike!!!

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Also, thank you Mike Brock. For the opportunity. And for tolerating my many emails.

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Hi everyone,

Today is my last day as Venture Captain for Pathfinder Society of Indiana. This decision was very hard to make, but I think it's time for someone with more time and energy and fresh ideas to take over. I love PFS, and I've had a wonderful year and a half as VC. I plan to stick around, GM, and play some. Hopefully I'll see you at the table sometime in the near future!

My replacement has not been announced, yet.

Thanks again! I really have loved meeting and gaming with everyone. I've made some wonderful friends through PFS. I hope to continue to do so.

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Congratulations to Indiana VL Greg Hurst on his 4th Star!! Greg GMed his 100th table last night. He definitely celebrated with a near TPK that I'm sad I missed.

I hope you'll join me in congratulating him!

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Doug Miles wrote:
Does that make him Indiana's first 5-Star since a mob of angry nerds threw Twilight Knight over the border into Illinois

Indeed, it does!

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Hi everyone. I am so very excited to congratulate Chris Bonnet on earning his 5th star. Chris was actually one of my first GMs some 2 years ago when I started playing PFS. Chris brings a lot of passion and dedication to GMing, and he's always been great about mentoring new GMs. For our most recent local cons, Chris has been putting together bags for new GMs of minis, notebooks, and a special race boon as reward and encouragement to keep GMing. I had the pleasure to observe Chris' 150th table, a session of Thornkeep. It was a great time.

I hope that you all will join me in congratulating him!

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Of course, I forgot someone! Thanks for running the Kid's Track Ken Goad!

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All tables except for one (waiting on PP numbers from the GM) have been reported! Counting number of tables filled per slot, we had 89 tables of PFS at Who's Yer Con 2013. That is a huge increase from the 56 in 2012 and the 52 in 2011. Big thanks to all of Indiana's VOs (Mike Bramnik, Mike Cleland, Mike Costello, Greg Hurst, Brian Mooney, Chris Bonnet); each of them came and supported the con by running tables and HQ. Special thanks to Greg Hurst and Molly Mooney for overseeing the special, and Cody Jones and Jim Tinklenberg for running random First Steps overflow tables. Big big big thanks to all of the GMs who volunteered to run:

Carlos Danao (the only non-VO who volunteered to GM every slot)
Tim Haberfield (for running a table of level 12s through Eyes of Ten)
Mike Yarnell
Nikki Van Gilder
Jim Crase
Christopher Mortika
Bob Jonquet
Ben Planton
Andrew Hoskins
Curt Ward
Sean O'Shea
Tim Tjarks
Steve Easley
Mike Tuholski
Kevin Ingle
Al Mallory
Emmanuel Greene
Jared Goldman
Mike Bohlmann
Amanda Hamon

Thank you to Amanda for making the drive to Indy to be a special guest GM for a slot of Fortress of the Nail! And especially thank you to all the players and Who's Yer Gamers for making it all possible! Hope I am not forgetting anyone! Please send any feedback about the convention to me at TracyPFSIndy at a gmail dot com email address.

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14 full PFS tables running in our morning slot today, and one kid's track running with 6 excited, new pathfinders!

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Winifred level 12 witch!

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Preston Hudson wrote:
Congrats on start number 4!!! Any words of wisdom to pass on to GMs coming up the ranks?

Don't worry about getting player credit on the games you GM. GM whatever comes your way, and GM the games you like over and over again! Those are probably the wisest words I can come up with :)

Thanks everyone! Thea...I'll join you on top of the mountain shortly, I hope! Maybe at GenCon?

Also, for the record, I tried really hard to kill Greg's character, and if he hadn't had a witch and a wizard debuffing my BBEG, I would have succeeded. And I made up for it by killing someone else's character on Friday night.

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Thank you, Russell, for a great convention and some Buckeyes! Had a lot of fun this weekend at Cincy Con.

What was the final table count?

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I'm so excited to announce that Amanda Hamon, author of Fortress of the Nail, will be a special guest GM on Saturday in our 1:30pm-6:30pm slot!

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Daniel Luckett wrote:


FYI: Tracy traded you to Michigan for a running of We Be Goblins! at M-Dog. You probably could have filibustered that deal had you been there.

:P

Lies.

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Greg Hurst wrote:
If I run the midnight madness slot I'll hit my 4th star. Surely you want to hang out!

Nope.

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I am not staying awake for this.

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The Ruins of Bonekeep Part One has been added to the schedule!

Sign up to attend the convention here: http://whosyergamers.com

Sign up for games here: http://warhorn.net/whos-yer-con-pfs/

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Who's Yer Con 2013 Event Registration is live!

Join us for three days of FREE gaming! We are offering over 60 tables of PFS events, including multiple tables of Thornkeep.

This event is PFS Indiana's biggest event of the year (besides that little thing called GenCon), and it's always a great time. Saturday night's events include the Race for the Runecarved Key followed by Barfleet.

Sign up to attend the convention here: http://whosyergamers.com

Sign up for games here: http://warhorn.net/whos-yer-con-pfs/

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If all goes according to plan, I will hit 4 stars at this convention :)

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You guys are crazy. You've gone from like, one star to 4 in six months.

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Congrats to Mike Bramnik on a huge success at CommonCon this past weekend! Mike worked very hard to put on a good show, and his efforts definitely paid off. Great work, Mike!

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Greg Hurst wrote:
Just make your SO your VL! Plus barfleet.

Yes, Greg being a VL is how I get his buy-in for gaming </sarcasm>.

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I'd actually really like to go to Gamicon this year, and I'm disappointed that the two are so close together. No worries! We will catch you next time.

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Hi everyone!

I’m going to start working on my WYC schedule for next year. Who’s Yer Con will be March 15-17, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center (same place as last year)in Indianapolis, IN. This is a free convention. We had a huge presence last year and plan to keep a similar schedule this coming year. I must also mention that Barfleet takes place on Saturday night, which is always a fun event after the special :)

I am looking for GMs who would like to volunteer to run. GM rewards will be based on how many slots you run. One stipulation will be that if you fail to show up for a slot and/or show up unprepared and do not run a slot you are scheduled for, then you will not be eligible for some GM rewards.

Slots are as follows:

March 15
12pm-5pm
6pm-11pm

March 16
8am-12pm
1pm-6pm
7pm-midnight (this will be the slot when we run Race for the Runecarved key…make sure that you feel comfortable running the special if you volunteer for this slot).

March 17
9am-2pm

Please let me know if you are interested in helping out! When you respond, be sure to mention what slots you are interested in running. You can reply to me at TracyPFSIndy at a gmail dot com email address.

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The cleric/gunslinger/rogue is actually level 3. I actually liked the tree combat. I hated that it was followed by Nicasor, especially since I felt like we'd made friends. And I was perfectly willing to help kill the Baron and wanted to kill him the entire game for being a liar who caused all the havoc in the city. I still think we should have killed him. After Nicasor.

That lurker was mean.

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Yay! Congratulations Mike!

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If the Who's Yer Con people don't get back to me soon, I'm skipping it and coming to this instead. Any way we can get Barfleet at Gamicon?

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PFS Indiana plans on helping as much as we are needed, but at this point, David Christ is taking the lead on organizing.

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Hey Mike, also let us know if you want to do any special events, like a GM101 or Kids Track! I'd be happy to run one of those. Or anything really!

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Michael, could we do a warhorn for our records in lieu of their system or in addition to it just so that we can get people registering? Or would that be more trouble than it's worth?

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Aww. Hmph. You'll be missed!

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Join me in welcoming three new Indiana Venture Lieutenants! Michael Bramnik will be managing the Pathfinder explosion in Bloomington, IN. He has been working on mentoring GMs at Common Room Games and setting up game days there since he moved to Bloomington earlier this year. Michael Cleland of Westfield, IN will be working to expand to new stores North of Indianapolis in areas like Anderson and Marion. Although he is from Westfield, Mike C. travels all over Central Indiana to help out and GM (including Lafayette, Bloomington and all our Indianapolis stores). Greg Hurst has been doing the work of a VL since I became VC a year ago. He designed our website, helped organize GM 101, the Beginner Box Bash and other events. He GMed almost every slot at Who's Yer Con last year and was our Overseer GM for the special. He routinely travels to cons and new stores to help GM. He will be working with Chris and me in Indianapolis, IN.

Welcome aboard!

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Brian, feel free to use the PFS Indiana warhorn. Let me know if you'd like to be an admin.

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Hooray for Brian Mooney! I first met Brian at GenCon 2011 when I GMed for him and his wife. Shortly thereafter, he reached out to me to offer his help to GM and organize ArctiCon 2012 in Valparaiso, IN. He brought on another GM to help us, and they both GMed for me the whole day of the convention. Since then (and prior to that), Brian has been organizing games at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, IN. Brian will cover Northwest Indiana, including (but not limited to): Portage, Valparaiso, South Bend and Elkhart.

Please join me in welcoming him aboard!

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Greg Hurst wrote:
Congrats, Chris! You've got Tracy and me nippin' at your heels though.

I am nipping at your heels. Greg is nipping at mine :)

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