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Shadow Lodge

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More updates to Shadow Lodge 2011!

With even more sessions booked out or oversubscribed over the last week, we have made some more changes to the schedule to give you more of what you've asked for, including three more "Player's Choice" sessions.

With one week left to go, 27 of the 30 sessions are now running (an increase of 8 tables from last week) with:

  • 5 sessions booked out,
  • 4 sessions with 1 seat left,
  • 15 sessions with 2 seats left, and
  • 3 sessions with 3 seats left.

Of the 3 sessions still to reach minimum numbers, all of which are on the Monday:

  • 1 session needs only 1 more player, and
  • 2 sessions need 3 players.

Session Times
We've also had some requests to try to aim for an earlier finish time in some sessions so that players can catch trains, planes and automobiles, and so we've talked to the fantastic guys at the Roxbury and they've offered to open up the place to us an hour earlier! So, whenever you can, turn up from 9am for morning sessions, and 2pm for afternoon sessions, and as soon as all players registered for a table are present, it'll start. So if you haven't yet registered, make sure you sign up straight away at our Warhorn site here!

More details are also available here.

See you at the Shadow Lodge!

Shadow Lodge

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Our inaugural Shadow Lodge convention was a massive success! We had 40 players filling 145 seats over 31 sessions, making Shadow Lodge 2011 the largest ever Pathfinder event in Sydney, and the largest in Australia this year. Thanks to all who came. More info here.


So whens the next one?

Shadow Lodge

Shifty wrote:
So whens the next one?

Hey Shifty. The next Sydney convention is MacquarieCon: 9-11 December at Macquarie University. If you like the Shadow Lodge facebook page here you'll be kept up to date on our Pathfinder events around the region and be able to connect with fellow players and GMs there as well.

Be good to see you there.


The Spider wrote:
MacquarieCon: 9-11 December at Macquarie University.

My goodness!

Any sessions running on the Friday?

Shadow Lodge

Shifty wrote:
Any sessions running on the Friday?

Absolutely. I'll be sorting the schedule out over the next few weeks and will post a link to it here when it's ready.


Nice.

I will have to get in on making a PFS legal character and try out this PFS caper :)

Grand Lodge

Shifty wrote:

Nice.

I will have to get in on making a PFS legal character and try out this PFS caper :)

I may well have a crack at it at MCon then but I'll need to see whats avail for newbs

Shadow Lodge

Helaman wrote:
Shifty wrote:
Nice. I will have to get in on making a PFS legal character and try out this PFS caper :)
I may well have a crack at it at MCon then but I'll need to see whats avail for newbs

Will be good to see you both. I will always ensure that there is a path at any Con I organise that is suitable for new players with 1st level characters, Helaman. At MacqCon, I'm thinking of a couple of options in addition to low-tier scenarios. The first would be The Godsmouth Heresy - a Pathfinder module for 1st-level characters that is sanctioned for PFS play. This would stretch over 3 slots. The second would be to continue to offer the First Steps series of introductory scenarios. I may even offer both, depending on how registrations go.

If you have any requests, and that goes for anyone who is thinking of coming to any of our conventions or game days, let me know!

Shadow Lodge

This Saturday Oct 29th, we'll be running the Beginner Box Bash at Good Games Sydney and Burwood to celebrate the launch of the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box. If you can't make it this weekend, we'll be running it next weekend too, at Unlimited Hobbies in Blacktown.

The day’s events include four new, one-hour quests highlighting the Beginner Box characters and rules. Special Beginner Box Bash punch cards allow players to keep track of their adventures and learn more about the Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder Society. And as those who complete all four adventures will receive a special reward: a Pathfinder Society Chronicle sheet to welcome them into the Pathfinder Society or to enhance any existing Pathfinder Society character.

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or two to the game we already love, so please let me know if you'll be coming along and who, if anyone, you'll be bringing and I'll do my best to ensure that everyone gets to play.

All Game Masters who run four events during the Beginner Box Bash can also expect their own special Pathfinder Society Chronicle sheet. So, if any of you would like to GM at the Beginner Box Bash or host the event at another store this weekend or on a later weekend, get in touch with me ASAP, and I'll help you make it happen.

Thanks, and I hope to see you at the Bash!

Al


Does anybody have any idea where I could pick up the beginner box in Sydney? I'm not certain that Good Games stock Pathfinder stuff (though it -has- been a long time)

Lantern Lodge

Good Games Burwood is definately getting the beginner box in, not sure when though.

Shadow Lodge

Twigs wrote:
Does anybody have any idea where I could pick up the beginner box in Sydney? I'm not certain that Good Games stock Pathfinder stuff (though it -has- been a long time)

Hey Twigs,

The Beginner Boxes will be in at Good Games City and Burwood this weekend. Come along to the Bash! It'll start around 11am.


Tracer-Actual wrote:

Hey all

Wagga Wagga player here looking for a group, although looks like I will be in Sydney next year (probably Eastern Suburbs!)

El_Bandito wrote:

I'm from wagga wagga actually. We have our gaming group in town, I'm one of the regular DM's there.

If there's anyone there I can give info on were we meet.

Hey El_Bandito - I was going to rock up to the community hall down from 'Logical Thought' this Saturday because apparently there is a group who meets there every 1st and 3rd Sat of the month (are you a part of this?)

If not I am looking for some casual games, if you need a player that is?

Yeah, actually, im running a couple pof games there. We be goblins and Serpents skull. Thinking of starting another one to once my set of the beginners box arrives. I would have actually shown up last weekend except came down with a very harsh sore throat while i was in sydney for the def leppard concert.


The Spider wrote:
Twigs wrote:
Does anybody have any idea where I could pick up the beginner box in Sydney? I'm not certain that Good Games stock Pathfinder stuff (though it -has- been a long time)

Hey Twigs,

The Beginner Boxes will be in at Good Games City and Burwood this weekend. Come along to the Bash! It'll start around 11am.

I'm trying to rope some prospective players in as we speak! We've got some nasty schedules with exams going on, so things dont look good.

Just dawned on me that this weekend is this months PFS game too, so I'll have to put it off another month. Woe~!

Shadow Lodge

I've just posted the initial schedule for Pathfinder at MacquarieCon 2011. All the details are here. Hope to see you there.

Grand Lodge

I'm in Perth, been here for some time. I'm actually looking for a Pathfinder game right now, but it needs to be close to public transport. Anyone need an extra player?

Shadow Lodge

Verecoth wrote:
I'm in Perth, been here for some time. I'm actually looking for a Pathfinder game right now, but it needs to be close to public transport. Anyone need an extra player?

Contact the Perth VC, Verecoth. He's looking to start something!


Sydnicider... but in self-imposed exile in South Island NZ.


Melburnian GM looking for 4-6 players to play in a homebrew using adapted version of the Fate Rules (for a quick reference see Spirit of the century RPG SRD which also uses Fate) The reason for this is that character creation options are almost infinite. The game itself will incorporate magic, steamwork/clockwork technology. I would like for players to feel they can make any type of character that they want and fate makes that possible while still being balanced.

Setting:
The era is reminiscent of the 1300s but with no trade routes, alliances, wars or any sort of international politics (as people don't travel its too dangerous). Players will start in a city which has a population of about 80,000 Humans (this is absolutely huge compared to other city-nations) and some farming villages around it. This would be the closest thing to a nation and there are other city-nations out there somewhere...

The city (with villages) is self suffeceint and as such its citezens do not travel (why trade relative comfort for the unknow wilderness... There could be ANYTHING out there!) Some modern day technology will be in this game (represented as magical clockwork) but restricted to the city-nation that it was developed in. The world will be Earth and the starting city will (naturaly) be Melbourne in terms of geographical location only. Player race will be human only.

This is still very much a fantasy setting. I don't want to elaborate much PCs will just have to find out for themselves.

The whole point of the setting is to create a very open and explorable planet with multiple story options and as much choice/little restrictions as possible.

Where: Melbourne CBD (I know some good places) or possibly even my place (3143 area)
When: Send me your availability and I'll be try to work something out that works for everyone.

The game will run as long as there are people who want to play.

on a side note I may be willing to run this as a D&D 3.5 game if players strongly object to the fate system. If you are unsure about the Fate system but interested please email me your concerns.

If interested or you have questions please contact me at louiskarp @ gmail dot com

Cheers!

Grand Lodge

The Spider wrote:
Contact the Perth VC, Verecoth. He's looking to start something!

Alright, cool.

...Who is the Perth VC? And on that note, what's a VC?

EDIT: Nevermind, worked it out lol. Thanks man.

Shadow Lodge

Registration for MacquarieCon 2011 is live! Go for it! Email me if you have any problems, or if you want to be waitlisted for any Pathfinder games that are full.


Bunbury. just behind the 'Nowhere, entering the middle' sign.

Grand Lodge

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FuelDrop wrote:
Bunbury. just behind the 'Nowhere, entering the middle' sign.

I believe It's pronounced Funbury. I'm actually hoping to have something up and running in there in the near future. Check out Pathfinder Society Perth or email me direct on pfsperth@firstagainstthewall.net.


buzzby wrote:
FuelDrop wrote:
Bunbury. just behind the 'Nowhere, entering the middle' sign.
I believe It's pronounced Funbury. I'm actually hoping to have something up and running in there in the near future. Check out Pathfinder Society Perth or email me direct on pfsperth@firstagainstthewall.net.

I'm not the man to talk to. local games store is G cubed (add +3 to gaming) and run by a man called Dave. www.gcubed.com.au Face book: G Cubed & Hangar 19 (club page)

Shadow Lodge

We have made some changes to the schedule for MacquarieCon to reflect demand and open up extra seats at popular tables. Unfortunately, complications with the registration system have delayed the updates until this late stage, but there is still a couple of days left until registration is closed so don't delay. The new schedule is detailed here.

Silver Crusade

Hey, any groups in Perth that meet on a regular basis and would like another player? Really, really jonesing for a RP fix, it's been over a year since my last D&D group and the box bash at Tactics only made me want more.


To echo a common theme here - I'm a perth based gamer looking for a group. If anyone needs an extra player, or knows of anything going i'd be appreciative

Grand Lodge

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Tarkeighas wrote:
To echo a common theme here - I'm a perth based gamer looking for a group. If anyone needs an extra player, or knows of anything going i'd be appreciative

Tarkeighas, I posted a link to Pathfinder Society Perth above. Looks like you might have missed it. You can also grab me on pfsperth@firstagainstthewall.net.

Cyrus, not sure if I've met you, but we have regular events up and running now. The holidays are slowing things down a bit but we had our first event at the Gamers Guild last weekend, and there will be something between Christmas and New Years. We'll be kicking in to gear in earnest from January 7.

FuelDrop, I've been in touch with Dave previously. Hoping to run an intro event down there in January. Couldn't hurt to bug him from the other side if you're visiting the store. And if you want to send your contact details through to my email above, I'll add you to our distribution list.

Cheers!

Callum


Looks like i'm going to have to get over my perfectly rational hatred of facebook :)

Cheers Callum, i'll check it out


Tarkeighas wrote:

Looks like i'm going to have to get over my perfectly rational hatred of facebook :)

so i'm not the only one who fears facebook? that's good to know.

Grand Lodge

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Gents,

It's a public page so you don't need an account to view it, though you won't be able to interact with it. Most of the information I put out through Facebook goes out through the email list as well, so don't feel you absolutely must join the Facebook page.

However, being able to interact with the players and GMs via the Facebook page has been incredibly useful and really does help to build a sense of community.

Although we create events for the game days on there registrations are actually handled by our page on Warhorn.

Callum

Shadow Lodge

Fall Shadow Lodge is... Ruby Phoenix, a Pathfinder Convention in Sydney over the Easter Long Weekend.

The Paizo messageboard thread is here.
The Warhorn registration site is here.
The Facebook event is here.

Cheers,
Al

Shadow Lodge

Only four weeks to go until Ruby Phoenix!

All the scenarios and sanctioned modules have now been loaded into the registration system so you can now sign up for games here. If you have already registered and indicated preferred tiers, then we have transferred you over to what we thought would be the best option. But you may have already played what we chose for you, so go, check, and switch to any game you'd prefer if we got it wrong.

As you'll see there are over 50 games to choose from, including the latest scenarios and sanctioned modules. Not sure what to play? Well, there are some clear advancement paths throughout the Con. If you're starting a 1st-level, for example, you could play The Godsmouth Heresy, followed by Crypt of the Everflame, Masks of the Living God, City of Golden Death, and conclude with Carrion Hill. You'll be 6th-level at the end, if you survive, of course...

Alternatively, you could start with the Quest for Perfection trilogy, and try to recover an item that will help the most powerful members of your Society to succeed in The Ruby Phoenix Tournament which will be running in parallel as well as at the end of the Con.

If you have a 5th to 7th-level character, then you could play From Shore to Sea followed by Realm of the Fellnight Queen, Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (which will be GMd by its author and Ruby Phoenix special guest, RPG Superstar 2010, Matt Goodall), and conclude with The Harrowing. If you manage to survive, you will have advanced four levels by the end of the Con!

In addition to the scenarios and modules, we also have our first character building workshop. So if you're looking for tips, tools, and tactics for your character, sign up for Saturday morning's informal discussion on how to take your concept to crunch. Our Masters of Ceremony, Metz & M, will lead and moderate proceedings so bring your character concepts, a notebook, and an open mind...

There are, of course, many other options available too, so sign up and check out what's on offer. If the game you want to play is fully subscribed, and there's nothing else you can play, then sign up to the game's waitlist. As we've always done in the past, we'll do our best to accommodate demand and, if necessary, switch undersubscribed games to create more tables of popular games. So don't hold back from telling us what you want to play!

When signing up to play sanctioned modules, bear in mind that you'll need to sign up to play all the parts of the module which will run over two or three slots. Don't know which games are sanctioned module and which are scenarios? Check in the blurbs!

Note also that, as of version 4.1 of the Guide to Organised Play, you will now need an existing level-appropriate character to play a sanctioned module, just as you do for a scenario. So, please, only sign up for games for which you will have a character within the advertised tier remembering, of course, that you will level up at the end of every three scenarios, or at the end of a module.

See you soon!

Shadow Lodge

Just as we have done in the past, we have now made several changes to the schedule to reflect demand, and to account for some variations in sanctioned module durations that arose during our play-test. There are quite a few changes so head to the Ruby Phoenix Warhorn site to check and update your registration. Due to demand, we have now increased our schedule from five sessions per slot to six sessions per slot. That's 66 sessions of Pathfinder Society organised play over the Easter Long Weekend.

So, with two and a half weeks to go until Ruby Phoenix, 50 of the 66 tables are running with:

  • 13 sessions booked out,
  • 6 with 1 seat left,
  • 13 with 2 seats left, and
  • 18 with 3 seats left.

Of the 16 tables still to reach minimum numbers:
  • 2 need only 1 more player,
  • 6 need 2 more players, and
  • 8 need 3 players.

We've increased Masks of the Living God and The City of Golden Death to three slots each to ensure that there will be plenty of time to complete those modules.
We've switched From Shore to Sea to Carrion Hill and have changed several of the other scenarios to create more seats for oversubscribed scenarios and to offer more low-tier options across the board. So there are now two tables of The Godsmouth Heresy and Crypt of the Everflame which have proven, amongst several others, to be very popular. So if you were wait-listed for those, you're now playing! And if you'd missed out, you've got another chance to grab a seat. So go and sign up!

If you were affected by any of the changes we’ve made, then we have ensured that you remain registered in a new option at the same tier but please check and update your registration as soon as you can to ensure that you're playing what you want to.

When signing up, make sure that you're also staying aware of how you will level and thus qualify or disqualify for a later adventure. For example, if you intend to play The Godsmouth Heresy with a 2nd-level character, you will be 3rd-level at the end if you survive. This means that you could not then take that same character into Crypt of the Everflame, which is for 1st and 2nd-level characters only.

Any questions, let me know. See you soon!


Can't believe I haven't thrown my hat in here.

Bunbury, W.A., with a group that has unfortunately gone on semi-permanent hiatus due to a few people getting retrenched in the middle of a campaign.

Anyone know of another group near Bunbury that runs Paizo/Pathfinder, please gimme a hoy, I'm missing my game.

Shadow Lodge

One and a half weeks to go until Ruby Phoenix and 56 of the 66 tables are running, an increase of 6 tables from last week, with:

  • 23 sessions now booked out,
  • 7 with 1 seat left,
  • 11 with 2 seats left, and
  • 15 with 3 seats left.

Of the 10 tables still to reach minimum numbers:

  • 9 need only 1 more player, and
  • 1 needs 2 more players.

The latest batch of schedule changes have been updated in the registration system so head back to the Ruby Phoenix Warhorn site to check and update where desired. The changes made this time were once again to create more tables for adventures that were oversubscribed. With Crypt of the Everflame proving to be very popular, we have added an extra table of Masks of the Living God, and City of Golden Death to permit continued play through the entire Price of Immortality trilogy. As always, if your registration was affected by any of the changes we’ve made, then we have tried to ensure that you remain registered in a new option at the same tier but go and check to ensure that option is OK.

The final batches of schedule changes will be made towards the end of next week so, if you're very keen to play something that has booked out and there's nothing else you can play in that time slot, then join the wait-list to let us know what is in demand and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Finally, I'm pleased to announce that Good Games have made a special offer to Ruby Phoenix attendees. If any of you would like to purchase any Pathfinder products, they will provide a 10% discount, and deliver them to Ruby Phoenix for you pick up when you arrive. To take advantage of this offer, email me with your order asap. Con delivery is, of course, limited to items in stock before Easter.

Any questions, let me know. See you soon!

Grand Lodge

The Crypt of the Everflame will be 2 or 3 tables? I may change my preferences if its 3 tables

Shadow Lodge

Currently there are two tables, but we've now got 15 people signed up to play which means that if the two Wonders in the Weave tables stay at a total of 7 sign-ups, I'll be switching one of them to another Crypt.

Shadow Lodge

Hi, from Sydney here.

Scarab Sages

Brisbane gamer here. ;)

Shadow Lodge

Four days to go until Ruby Phoenix! Not much movement from a week ago on registrations: 57 of the 66 tables are running so far.

The final batch of schedule changes have been updated in the registration system so head back to the Ruby Phoenix Warhorn site to check and update where desired. The main changes made this time were to convert tables that have failed to reach minimum numbers to "Players' Choice" sessions. Sign up to this session if there is nothing you can play in that slot, or if the only adventures you could play are sold out. If a Players' Choice table reaches at least three players, then your GM will be in touch to work out what to run. As always, if your registration was affected by any of the changes we’ve made, then we have tried to ensure that you remain registered in a new option at the same tier but go and check to ensure everything is OK.

Young Henrys are doing us proud with a fine spread of Golarion fare so, as they're providing us with the venue for free, make sure you bring plenty of gold coins to buy food and drink. Cash only, please (there are plenty of cashpoints along Enmore Road and King Street).

The venue will open at around 8am each morning, so make sure to turn up in good time for your first game and please bring correct cash payment for all your registered sessions on your first day. Each session is $2.

A reminder that Good Games have made a special offer to Ruby Phoenix attendees. If any of you would like to purchase any Pathfinder products, they will provide a 10% discount, and deliver them to Ruby Phoenix for you pick up when you arrive. To take advantage of this offer, email me with your order asap. Con delivery is, of course, limited to items in stock before Easter.

If you can't make it to Ruby Phoenix, but you can make it to an event in Canberra, then why not join the Ruby Phoenix Canberra Enclave! ANURPS are running Masks of the Living God, City of Golden Death, and the Quest for Perfection on the 6th and 7th of April. Register here to secure your seat.

And if you're heading to Eyecon, then there are still a few seats left in the Pathfinder Society games on offer there. Eyecon registration closes today so sign up on the day.

Four days to go. Get plenty of sleep!

Al


*futile, lonely bump* Again, any groups in Western Australia, somewhere around an hour's drive of Bunbury?

I'm going into withdrawls here, yelling at the cats that, no, they can't full attack the Turbonium Dragon...

Shadow Lodge

Our second Shadow Lodge convention was a huge success! We had 60 players filling 375 seats over 64 sessions which, I'm fairly sure, makes Ruby Phoenix the largest Pathfinder gathering in the southern hemisphere to date! More info here.

For gaming in WA, HalfOrcHeavyMetal, have you contacted the WA VC? I'm not sure quite how far Perth is from Bunbury but he's based there. If it's too far, then talk to him about getting a group started in Bunbury.

Grand Lodge

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HalfOrcHeavyMetal wrote:

*futile, lonely bump* Again, any groups in Western Australia, somewhere around an hour's drive of Bunbury?

I'm going into withdrawls here, yelling at the cats that, no, they can't full attack the Turbonium Dragon...

Not futile at all, new friend.

Please do contact me on pfsperth@firstagainstthewall.net I'm quite keen to get into Gcubed but haven't heard from them since late last year. Also scouting opportunities in Mandurah, Rockingham and Margaret River.

Callum


Loney rpg lover here in the town of Orange. Wishing to find some Pathfinder gamers but as of current I've hit no such luck. Most gamer's here are tabletop wargamers unfortunetly, not really interested in rpg style gaming thats not video console based.


Pharier wrote:
Loney rpg lover here in the town of Orange. Wishing to find some Pathfinder gamers but as of current I've hit no such luck. Most gamer's here are tabletop wargamers unfortunetly, not really interested in rpg style gaming thats not video console based.

Hey Pharier have you tried hitting them with the Beginner Box and the pawns and convincing them that it can be played as a very flexible tactical fantasy mini's game?

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Hey everybody.

If folks in Sydney / Wollongong are looking for a catch-up, I’ll be at the inaugural “Gongcon” on the 28th and 29th July, running a Pathfinder game called Stranglehold over the weekend. If you’re keen, sign-up and join in the madness!

Cheers,

Dave


Good weekend for it, I'm bringing a mob to Burwood for Shadowlodge... looking forward to it!

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Shifty wrote:
Good weekend for it, I'm bringing a mob to Burwood for Shadowlodge... looking forward to it!

I think Al's bringing the whole PFS roadshow down to the 'gong on that weekend too. Games everywhere!

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