ArctiCon 2019, a day of gaming and popular culture, will run on February 23, 2019, from 8 AM to 10 PM Central at St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox, Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410.
ArctiCon is back for our 8th year and we are returning to the same great location as last year! Come out for a family-friendly day of gaming and pop culture! This year's price is only $10 per adult, $7 for children. Veterans, Auxiliary and First Responder tickets are only $7 with identification. Additional fees may apply to prize supported tournaments. Food and concessions will be available on site from St. Sava's!
Proceeds from the convention will benefit the 22 Project, a veteran's charity. (https://www.support22project.org/ )
The Pathfinder Society will host the following events (All times are Central Standard Time):
ArctiCon Tables (You can preregister at https://warhorn.net/events/arcticon-2019 )
Pathfinder Society Scenario Quest Honor’s Echo, one-hour quests for characters of level 1
Pregenerated characters for Pathfinder and Starfinder Organized Play will be available.
The biggest issue I've seen with resonance so far is that it tends to fail you in the middle of the biggest combat. Which is exactly the opposite of what happens with the "heroic character" or "star of the show". The end result is a shortening of the already short 15 minute adventure day.
Understanding and solving the 15 minute adventuring day issue is the real problem. Players can only use the tools that devs provide. You may find it hard to believe, but no one really wants to tick off wand charges or count potions, either. But with x number of things to do in an adventuring day and y hours to do it in, people become creative in their solutions within the limits of the rules. Moreover, most do not want to be the "party healer", either.
Fix the 15 minute adventuring day and resonance becomes meaningless.
I noticed a problem on my GM Sessions page for PFS.
There are two dates missing, despite having run on May 13. 2017 and May 27. 2017 (the schedule for those days was posted in the Pathfinder in Northern Indiana thread. It was about that time that I started using the same event numbers for the events that I organize, so maybe I somehow overwrote the events?
Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide. The players have their chronicle sheets, but I thought I would draw the problem to your attention.
Something odd is going on.
I reported recent events for PFS and noticed that the events for May 26th and May 13th are now appearing together under the first date. Maybe it is because, on the advice of a higher ranking Venture officer, I am using the same event number for the same venue. However, I am still showing 122 tables of GM credit. Am I reading things wrong?
For those who not see it, here is a link to the Paizo blog entry announcing the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild. While this blog is very interesting, I found this part of it particularly relevant to PFS.
As Tonya Woldridge wrote:
On a more serious note, we made a couple major changes for Starfinder Society. The first is the tier system. We are closing the gap between subtiers that resulted in so much confusion and consternation with calculating average party level (APL). Starfinder scenarios will include the following tiers: Tier 1-2, Tier 1-4, Tier 3-6, Tier 5-8, Tier 7-10, and Tier 9-12—perhaps more as higher-level play grows in popularity.
Would this be a useful change for the future for PFS if the same changes were adopted?
I mostly GM, but I am planning on creating a psychic with the Faith discipline. This discipline allows the character to swap out a psychic spell for a cure spell. Does this ability allow the character to use cure light wound wands as if the spell was part of the character's list? (Hmm, I guess that this would be a good question for a psychic character with the rebirth discipline.)
With my reporting of two sessions of WeB4Goblins from last Saturday, I have now reached the rank of a four star GM. The first, more successful session, was my 100th GM session. The second, while fun, was less successful for the players.
I am puzzled by one thing. Before I entered the data, I was at 99 sessions. Now, I am showing 103 sessions.
Thanks to Bob Jonquet, Brian Mooney, Sean O'Shea and all who helped me grow as a Pathfinder Society GM.
I thought I would start a thread that will help people find venues running We B4 Goblins! this Saturday. So, let's see what stores and other venues are going to have some goblin mayhem this weekend.
Pathfinder Society returns to Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana for Free RPG Day this Saturday, June 18, 2016.
I will run sessions of WeB4Goblins! at 11 am and 5:30 PM Central.
Sometimes, when I go to paizo.com, the page takes a very long while to load. I will often find that if I decide to go to a subforum (I usually go to Pathfinder Society), that I can get to the boards. From the boards, getting to the front page is usually easier.
I am currently using Chrome as my browser. Any advice?
As October is approaching, I am thinking of a few good horror themed adventures to run locally for PFS.
I am considering Decline of Glory, Among the Living, the Pallid Plague, and the Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment. So, what are some of the good horror-themed scenarios or mods that you have played in or GMed?
In the past few months, I have begun running PFS at Mythic Monster Games in Highland, Indiana. We recently added two new players, nephews of one of our other players. They are quite young (10 and 8) and there is a paperwork problem.
I registered the two young players at the store, and their uncle checked their paper work recently. Each has different PFS numbers on their paperwork. (They have only played three sessions, including this past Sunday.) Is there anyway that someone could check. I can provide more details in a PM, including the names of the players and the relevant PFS numbers in question.
I am running a PFS event tomorrow. I will have copies of the iconics with me, all of which are legal for play in PFS. (I am bringing my PDF with me in case anyone wants to make a summoner.)
Also, is there any possibility that any other iconics will be updated to Pathfinder Unchained classes or that there might be new iconics to represent those classes? (I wonder if one of the reasons that there are no currently legal APG pre-gens is that APG summoners such as Balazar proved to be problematic.)
So, will we see any iconics updated to Pathfinder Unchained? Or will new iconics representing those classes appear? Will Balazar reappear as a Pathfinder Unchained Summoner and the other APG pre-gens that vanished return?
I went to the GM Event/Coordinator Tab under My Pathfinder Society. (I am organizing an event this Sunday.) I tried to click the link at the end of the page, in the sentence (If you anticipate needing more than ten Pathfinder Society cards at one time, please contact us so we can help your event be a success.). The contact us showed an e-mail address but did not open up any tabs. (I am using Chrome.) I used my gmail account to contact Paizo. I thought that I would let you know about the problem with the link. (By the way, I disabled my ad blocker for the page.)
On Sunday, March 29th at 1 PM to 6 PM Central, Mythic Monster Gaming in Highland, IN will have 3 tables set up for Pathfinder Society. I plan to run the Silverhex Chronicles and another GM plans to run another adventure. (If there are any other GMs in Northwest Indiana or Chicago's South Suburbs who wants to run the third table, please contact me via the boards.)
As the store is new and this will be the first PFS event, is there any advice for the owner. (I regularly run games at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, IN.) Are there any promotional materials (posters, for example) that the store owners might be able to get.
On Thursday, at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana, I ran "The Temple of Empyreal Enlightement" to run my 60th session as a Pathfinder Society GM. My players had a great time, as did I.
I would like to thank Bob Jonquet, Brian Mooney and everyone I have played with in PFS. It has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun!