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Scott Romanowski wrote:

> At present, it is online only, but we are working on a version

> that is print to pdf. The surveys we did last fall indicated
> much of the playerbase wanted an online version. Being online
> also makes it a living document that we can update as needed,
> instead of once a year.

Please make the PDF version very soon, or just put it all on one URL so we can easily print it! The majority of places I play at don't have wifi. The current layout of spreading the document across many pages makes barely unusable. For example, if you want to search for a term, you have to do it ten times to make sure. (Are you willing to wager large sums of money that your Glossary is complete?) Speed is also an issue. It took me 30 seconds to open the page just now (wired to cable modem), so it would have been faster to look something up in a print version.

When you do update it please, please, please announce it loudly and widely. One temptation of "living documents" is to make frequent, minor tweaks, so it becomes not a just question of "which season's Guide do you have" but "which version", or "what day", or even "I have the today's 11:15AM version, which one do you have". Intentionally making an update difficult is often the only way to slow that down. I once did software development at a company where the documentation was in a Wiki, management encouraged us to not do up-front design but design and change as we wrote code, and chaos ensued.

For example, even now, after just two updates, the TOC page says the Guide is
"Current Version: 0.03
Current Version Date 8/6/2019 – 22:00"

but the individual chapters say they are

"Current Version: 0.02
Current Version Date 8/5/2019 – 18:00"

You're already getting chaos.

It appears that the versions are only changing on the pages that have changed, as well as the main page. Additionally, there is a changelog posted which says what the differences are from the previous version:

Pathfinder Society (2nd edition) Guide to Play wrote:

Changelog

0.04 – Player Basics – Clarified Boon Slots Text
— Faction Boons – Updated Promo Boon text
— Volunteer Coordinators – Added Washington DC to Northeast region
0.03 – Volunteer Coordinators – updated page with correct RVC emails and location titles

Knowing Jared (he's my VC), the team he's building to help handle the OPF website and online guide will be working hard over the next few weeks to get everything ship-shape and to a version 1 state.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Amanda Plageman wrote:
Jonathan Carroll wrote:
Have you received the Scenarios as a VA yet? I haven't.

Nope, me neither. Though they are available for purchase already- they just haven't been sent out to the VOs who kinda need them.

But hey, priorities, right?

I wonder if we'll get the emails tomorrow evening. It would be nice to have them early enough to read them before we start offering them on Tuesday.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Tonya Woldridge wrote:
There is a new logo, which previewed at the PaizoCon banquet. It will be community use along with the faction logos.

Do we have an ETA on when the Community Use logos will be available? Our lodge uses a custom sign in sheet that includes more info than the sheets included in the scenarios, and I'd like to have it available as soon as the first PFS2 scenarios are offered.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Daeslan wrote:

When PF2 starts in a week, why not just grant unlimited replays to all PF1 scenarios? Why make even MORE work for Paizo to track which replays are which?

Paizo isn't making any new PF1 scenarios. So, once you've played them all, you are forced to switch to PF2 or quit. A small amount of replays is not really going to do much except make more work and delay the inevitable forced switch over.

Is it possible to make the new scenarios in both PF1 AND PF2 format?

They answered this in this blog post.
Paizo Blog wrote:

Replay for Seasons 0–10

Ah, but essential as rarity may be, it's hardly captured the public discourse like replay—specifically, how replay opportunities are going to work in the current PFS campaign once August hits and we stop producing new scenarios for the first edition of the game. We've collected a lot of feedback, data, and opinions from many of you on this topic, and we've taken all of that, as well as considering what's best for the health and stability of both campaigns, and come up with a framework that we think will allow both PFS campaigns to be as strong as is feasible.

First, all of the replay options that are currently available will continue to be so. This includes GM star recharges existing convention boons that offer replay options and the current stable of replayable (evergreen) adventures. We all agreed that it was important not to take anything away from the first edition Pathfinder Society campaign; we want to build on what everyone's familiar with, not replace the working systems players and GMs already know.

Secondly, we'll be taking a snapshot of all of the recorded organized play sessions on Paizo.com in mid-July. It will be imperative to make sure all of your game sessions are recorded by this point in time, as this snapshot will be set against an activity scale that will determine the number of "free" replays that are applied to your account. Essentially, the more regularly that you have played and GM'd, the more Pathfinder first edition replays you will be granted. This will allow those who are nearing the end of their playable material to have a similar gameplay "lifespan" to players who have just recently joined the organized play campaign.

Finally, you may recall from our April blog that we will be introducing a type of digital currency called "Achievement Points" for Pathfinder's second edition organized play campaign. For the purposes of discussing replay, the main thing to note is that you will earn Achievement Points every time you play a PFS second edition game, in roughly the same amounts that you gain XP. There will be a variety of things you can redeem these Achievement Points for, such as the uncommon items mentioned above, including first edition replays. The more you play or GM for the new edition, the more potential replay opportunities you'll accrue for the first edition campaign.

They also mentioned in other blog posts that they did not feel that completely ignoring enforcement of replays for previous scenarios was a valid option. While this will allow some replayability, it will also help lead people into both Starfinder and the new version of Pathfinder.


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Hello -

I have some convention vouchers that I would like to use for this order, but I'm not seeing any way to do this, nor when I attempt to add something to the order via Sidecart.

Is there a way I can do this?


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I second this! All of my current PFS1 characters have been created, and I have a wonderful Catfolk race boon that I really want to make use of....

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Christian Dragos wrote:

Are we talking about the ID cards that show your name, PFS#, & such? These only print one to a page.

Or the sheet of cards to give to new players to register for PFS?

I was referring to both, really. Having a border around the single card makes it easier to cut out after printing it (although having your personal card in a sheet to hand out to people as a type of "business card" would be kinda cool, too), and having borders around the new player sheets will make those easier as well. I do like Bob's thought of using the business card templates as the basis, though.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Note: As this is about the Organized Play ID Card, I'm posting it in the Organized Play boards. If it should be posted elsewhere, please move it to the correct location.

The current Organized Play ID Card is beautiful in its simplicity, but needs some work, especially if you are downloading a sheet of cards for use at a convention or FLGS. Basically, there should be some sort of border around each card, so that you can easily ensure that you are cutting the cards to be the same size. I do not believe that the change would take much to implement, but would have a huge impact on making them easier to use.

I just hit my first nova, and am two tables away from my fourth star, and would love to have the borders available for when I print out my new card.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Christine Bussman wrote:

***** ANNOUNCEMENT *****

...at least one of the two is either Cosmic Captive or else not on Paizo.com...

I'm not sure what this means; could you clarify, please, Redelia?

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

I'm getting ready to run this for a local convention this weekend, and I want to verify something for playing the lower subtier.

Spoiler:
In Area B, if you are playing 12-13, there are no glabrezus, which means that the "Thurl's Preparations" sidebar on page 20 for Area C4 will never happen in the lower subtier, right?

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Hmmmm... I'm not seeing this:

Quote:
Rules for applying credit have been relaxed slightly when using pregenerated characters in adventures that require the use of such characters.

Are we still only allowed to drop credit to a brand new character, or is the rule supposed to be the same as the Pathfinder Society Guild Guide, where it can be dropped to any level 1 character?

I'm not seeing any wording changes from 1.0 to 1.1 on the use of pregens and applying credit.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hi Sam -

It looks like something is still going on with the order. I'm now showing that it's going to use the remainder of my Store Credit, which is fine, but it attempted to charge the entire amount on the card, instead of just the partial amount.

Also, it looks like the First $10 shipping isn't being applied to the order.

Thanks for your help!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I am attempting to download Bonekeep level 1 from My Downloads. When I click the link, the asset disappears from my list. If I then reload the page, the asset appears again, but if I attempt to download it, the cycle starts over.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can download this?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Do we have a listing of what maps will be used in this as yet?

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Race Boons:
Ganzi
Samsaran
Vine Leshy
Aquatic Elf/Gillman/Merfolk

Other Boons:
Sapphire Guardian
Share the Wealth (Equipment)
Mounted Tradition
On-the-Job Training
Trophy Hunter x2
Professional Reputation
Recalled Knowledge
Seen it Once

Looking For:
Aasimar or Tiefling (to be able to use the Gillman boon above)
Catfolk
Kobold


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

On Tuesday, I received an email stating that my CC was declined for this order, which includes subscription content, as well as quite a few maps.

The maps were transferred from another order, and was set to use store credit. My CC shows the authorization hold from the subscription order, but I am not authorizing the remaining amount on the CC, as it is supposed to use store credit.

When I view the order, it shows that the store credit is being applied, but an additional amount greater than is needed is being authorized on the CC. I would like to have the order manually pushed through with the payments as displayed in my order.

Thank you.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Douglas Edwards wrote:
Isabelle Lee wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Before he wouldn't have been taxed weapon focus, his weapon focus longbow would apply to the horn bow
This is incorrect, I'm afraid. Weapon Focus (longbow) is not an effect that applies to "both longbows and shortbows". ^_^
What is the intended effect of this new ruling then?

I second Douglas' question. This clarification made this murky, and I can find no other posts discussing this to help elaborate what the intent is.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

I see how frequently the SFS AR is updated, and I am happysad. Yes, it means my new Starfinder hotness can be utilized, but so much of the nifty stuff that's come out for Pathfinder just gets utilized in home games... which happen less frequently than our PFS games.


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Terminalmancer wrote:
John, can you tell us what the table requirements are to run this thing yet?

I agree; it would be nice if the product description gave the minimum number of tables that are allowed for the multi-table interactive specials.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

I have:
Dhampir

I'd like:
Vanara

To sweeten the pot, I have the following Boons:
Professional Reputation
Mounted Tradition
Elemental Voyager
Niche Specialist
On-the-Job Training
Seen it Once

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

My search-fu is failing me, and I'm unable to find any information on this.

I have scheduled the four We Be Goblins! modules to be run at the store I am the coordinator for. All of the games are running with 4-6 players, so the four pregens included aren't enough for everyone to have something.

I know Paizo released Bisbee and Smuz for We B4 Goblins! (http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lixc?Goblins-Free-to-a-Good-Home-Or-a- Bad-Home), and they were used when we ran that, but I am not seeing anything that states whether or not we ran it legally. Additionally, I don't see any similar pregens for the remaining three modules.

I see that PFSPrep has a couple additional pregens, but they're not legal for use, per my VL. Are there any officially sanctioned additional pregens for the entire We Be Goblins! line?

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

I have two boons on my character, one that allows me to be a Grippli, and one that allows me to use a Giant Frog as a mount, if I have the Divine Bond or mount class feature. Since my Grippli is a ranger, is the Hunter's Bond class feature the same as the Divine Bond class feature, thus allowing me to use a Giant Frog as a mount/animal companion?

Boon Text:
You spurn commonplace mounts for a creature better suited to your personality and your culture’s traditions. If you have the divine bond or mount class feature, instead of choosing an animal companion from the list provided in the class description, you may instead call a mount from the list below so long as you are a member of the corresponding race. You must actually be a member of the listed race; the adopted trait or similar abilities do not grant you access to another race’s traditional mount. If the animal companion statistics for your race’s mount are found in a source beyond the Core Assumption, the source is listed below. You must bring a copy of the listed book to all games in which you use the selected animal companion as though access to the animal companion came from the Additional Resources list.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Because this will matter to my Hunter...:
Which category does the boon companion from We Be Goblins Free! fall under?

I'm assuming Quadruped [claws/paws] like the bear, but could see Quadruped [squat body] as well.

4/5 Venture-Agent, California—Folsom aka avagdu

Recently, we had the following happen at one of our local stores for the weekly game day, and it caused a discussion that the local cadre would like to get the opinion of the hive mind, or a post that states whether or not this is acceptable.

Situation:
Three players were signed up for a scenario (7-28), and there was a walk-in to make the table a legal 4-player table. One of the players signed up was a no-show, which left the table back at three, plus a pregen. During play two of the players realized they had played the scenario previously.

Per the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide, page 7:

Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide wrote:

REPLAYING ADVENTURES

You can receive credit—a Chronicle sheet with the adventure’s rewards—once for playing an adventure and once for running the same adventure as a GM, regardless of how many times you play or run that speci c adventure. In certain circumstances, you may need to replay an adventure you have already completed. The following rules determine when replaying Roleplaying Guild adventures is legal, and what bene ts you can gain from replaying.

Minimum Legal Table Size: You are permitted to replay an adventure in order to meet the minimum legal table size, with the following stipulations.

Rewards: You don’t earn any rewards beyond having a good time. You should (in this instance only) receive a Chronicle sheet for the adventure, though the GM will denote that you earned no gp, Prestige Points, Fame, XP, boons, item access, or any other bene ts or disadvantages otherwise normally awarded by a Chronicle sheet. You do not receive Downtime with which to attempt a Day Job check. This Chronicle sheet serves only as a placeholder to indicate the character participated in the adventure and provides a place to track consumables, purchases, and conditions acquired by playing the adventure. This is the only exception to not having two copies of the same Chronicle sheet assigned to one character.

Notify the GM: You must inform the GM that you have already played the adventure or run it as a GM. GMs are encouraged to be as exible as possible when replaying an adventure is the only method to run a legal table, but 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.

No Spoilers: Spoiling plot points or using insider knowledge to a ect game play is grounds for the GM to remove players from the table. You should be very careful about character knowledge versus player knowledge. If you are concerned about possible spoilers, take the GM aside and ask her how she would like to handle it.

And in the GM section on page 10:

Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide wrote:

LEGAL TABLE SIZE

The minimum table size for a Roleplaying Guild Organized Play session is four players. The recommended maximum is six players. In cases where you simply cannot seat four players, you may run a table of three players, and play an appropriate level pregenerated iconic character in order to meet the minimum table size of four PCs. Pregenerated iconic characters are available for level 1, level 4, and level 7.

If seven players show up to an event, rather than turning someone away, consider adding a seventh person to the table. Check with the players to determine their preferences before running a seven-person table, as seven- person tables o en overpower otherwise challenging adventures and limit the amount of time each player gets to shine in the given scenario.

Tables may not have eight or more players.

Should the table have been cancelled once the GM determined that only one person had not played it, or was it acceptable to have the two players who played it previously ghost to meet the legal table size?

I don't see anything in the FAQ or on the discussions about this, but if there's a post that says one way or the other this is legal or not, I would appreciate it.


FLite wrote:

My brain tried to prefill his parting line as:

"Sleep well Pathinders, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

I approve of this message.


Isn't it "Heidmarch"? :-P


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