Comicpalooza, March 26-28, Houston, TX


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Howdy Pathfinder Society!

Are there any GMs or players in the Houston, TX area willing to help setup some Pathfinder Society at Comicpalooza? If so, contact george.comits@yahoo.com and let him know that you're interested. I can provide you with whatever scenarios you may need.


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Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Joshua J. Frost wrote:
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexcellent.


We have sent an email and received a response. As it stands now we have a couple of GM's seriously considering showing up. Will keep you posted on current state of affairs. Would have liked earlier notice.


I posted the day I knew about it. :-)


Apparently they have only been in existence for 3 years including this one. Perhaps for next year we can begin getting ready earlier than now. We can hope anyway.


We have a plan for that in the next six months: regional coordinators.


This may be a dumb question, but is there some kind of website that has a comprehensive listing of conventions that might have gaming at them? I mean, I've known about OwlCon for a long time, and I know there's an annual Con at A&M, but I wouldn't have even thought to look at a Comic convention before I opened this thread yesterday.

I've done a little googling, but haven't found anything yet.


Hey, Wolfthulhu, check out this google search: gaming conventions in Texas. There are several different sites that list conventions in Texas and around the world.


I can speak for no one else, however, I will not be able to attend as GM nor as player this year. It is too short of a notice to give the planning sufficient support. Perhaps next year if we get sufficient lead in time.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

I'm going to be in Costa Rica during that time, otherwise I'd seriously consider driving down to support my H-town crew.

Sovereign Court

With such short notice it is hard. I am trying to talk our usual GM into organizing rounds for this. IF we had 2 or 3 months heads up it would have easily been possible. /crosses fingers

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Okay, we found a third willing to GM.

I'm one of the other two, but own no scenarios. We've got:

01 - Silent Tide
02 - The Hydra's Fang Incident
15 - The Asmodeus Mirage
33 - Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible

planned.

As it's the last weekend for the two retiring scenarios, I was wondering if we could get a copy of 10, and I'd run that and something else.

Scarab Sages

I had just decided to kick start some PFS play in north dallas when I saw the nearby con in need I had to lend a hand. We have reorganized our PF judges and have a tentative schedule set up.

Friday:
Slot 1: PSS-01 Silent Tide
Slot 2: PSS-02 The Hydras Fang Incident, PSS-15 The Asmodious Mirage

Satuday:
Slot 3: PSS-01 Silent Tide, PSS-15 The Asmodious Mirage
Slot 4: PSS-02 The Hydras Fang Incident, TBD
Slot 5: PSS-33 Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible, TBD

Sunday
Slot 6: PSS-33 Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible
Slot 7: PSS-01 Silent Tide

As things stand right now we're looking at one table the whole con and two on saturday. Sign up on warhorn if your interested and we will work to get more if demand is there.

http://www.warhorn.net/comicpaloozahouston/


Matthew Trent wrote:

As things stand right now we're looking at one table the whole con and two on saturday. Sign up on warhorn if your interested and we will work to get more if demand is there.

Warhorn.net

Linkified.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Way to represent, Texas Pathfinders!

Dark Archive

Matthew, much luck with your con. For posterity's sake, take some pics of the last PSS 15 table.

This may well be the last time that mod is played as an official part of PFS organized play.

Let us know how it all went down in Big Sky Country.

Adam, Costa Rica?

Spoiler:
I'm guessing your are playtesting your rules on advanced rum tolerance in ectomorphs. I'm jealous of the sun you'll get; don't burn.

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Has anyone checked with the CLAG_Houston yahoogroup? I know there's quite a few of us that have been playing/running in the Houston/Pasadena area and didn't hear anything about PFC at Comicpalooza this weekend when we played.

If someone wants to send me more information at demoyn35@hotmail.com I'd be happy to consider an increased role and help facilitate the spread of information about PFC at the convention (most of us have heard very little of PFC involvement thus far).

-Charles Bailey

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Wolfthulhu wrote:

This may be a dumb question, but is there some kind of website that has a comprehensive listing of conventions that might have gaming at them? I mean, I've known about OwlCon for a long time, and I know there's an annual Con at A&M, but I wouldn't have even thought to look at a Comic convention before I opened this thread yesterday.

I've done a little googling, but haven't found anything yet.

The ones that I've attended in the past are Aggiecon (College Station - March), Protocon (College Station - September), Apollocon (Houston), Owlcon (Houston - February), and Millcon (Austin - November). There are also a few in San Antonio, Dallas, southern Oklahoma and western Louisiana that offer gaming, but I don't remember their names.


Demoyn wrote:

Has anyone checked with the CLAG_Houston yahoogroup? I know there's quite a few of us that have been playing/running in the Houston/Pasadena area and didn't hear anything about PFC at Comicpalooza this weekend when we played.

If someone wants to send me more information at demoyn35@hotmail.com I'd be happy to consider an increased role and help facilitate the spread of information about PFC at the convention (most of us have heard very little of PFC involvement thus far).

-Charles Bailey

You've mentioned this group before. (Or somebody has) I know because I have searched for it before, but I don't find any such group when I do.

But, yeah. Until Josh made this post There was no PFS at the Con, it's all just come together rather last minute.

I'm gonna shoot you a copy of the email chain we've had going so you'll have as good an idea as the rest of us. ;-)

Sovereign Court

Demoyn wrote:

Has anyone checked with the CLAG_Houston yahoogroup? I know there's quite a few of us that have been playing/running in the Houston/Pasadena area and didn't hear anything about PFC at Comicpalooza this weekend when we played.

If someone wants to send me more information at demoyn35@hotmail.com I'd be happy to consider an increased role and help facilitate the spread of information about PFC at the convention (most of us have heard very little of PFC involvement thus far).

-Charles Bailey

Charles, Rob (clag_houston primary GM)is already running several rounds at Comicpalooza.

Liberty's Edge

The 27th is my daughter's due date, so I won't be able to slaughter any poor Pathfinders trying to make a name for themselves.

Seriously, y'all need to schedule your cons better. The universe revolves around me, dammit!

;)


Houstonderek, we'll miss you!

I'm the organizer for gaming at Comicpalooza. I'm strictly a volunteer, and while I apologize for the "late notice", I'm doing the best I can on no budget and without anything but a love of gaming to motivate me.

The PFS folks have really risen to the occasion, as has Joshua. I'm very impressed and frankly, feel like I can just sit back and support your efforts with a "yes, yes, okay, sure..." and applaud you.

We currently have several rooms in the Hilton Americas, so we don't compete with Con panels and such. I was told 8 months ago that there was no need for gaming at Comicpalooza. Then, they asked me to do a little RPGA [yes, those *other* guys], and then, suddenly, I was organizer and gamer-in-chief. I have a full time job, my own part time small business, plus I am very involved in the Greek Community, including teaching and chanting.

Long story short, it's gonna happen. Not because of me or because of advance notice, but because dedicated gamers are jumping aboard and stepping up to make a great offering there. Paizo is giving us great support too!

www.warhorn.net/comicpaloozahouston

Email me if you need more info, or if you need to be tied into the PFS zealots who are really taking care of bizness!


George, you are correct in expressing how awesome the enthusiastic players of Pathfinder are. Two of your GM's are people I know personally and that helped pull off an absolutely awesome display at this years' OwlCon. So I expect to get glowing reports of the overflow you have at Comicpalooza. With more lead time I am sure that next year will top this one. Good Luck!!

Scarab Sages

Yee HA!

The con's getting started in around 10 hours and I thought I'd let everyone know that we're looking forward to seeing 'm.

Also if you were sighned up for a friday slot check warhorn and be aware that the schedule has changed due to circumstances beyond our control. Lets rock this house.

Sovereign Court

Well I just left the con and it was a resounding success. The last round is still playing and it looks like we tabled 18 tables spread over 7 slots (unofficial count). Also unofficial I believe we tabled more than 4e although they did have an interactive event. I was just a player myself and had a great time. Robert Love and a crew from Dallas and some support from Silverhair's clan brought it together for everyone DMing and supporting. I would like to thank Joshua for his support and say thanks personally as I was the winner for the auction of both the fully autographed Core book and Bestiary. The DM's also thank you for some swag support for those that DMed. You guys rock!


That's the sort of news I like to read. :-)

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Joshua J. Frost wrote:
That's the sort of news I like to read. :-)

Yes, Comicpalooza was more successful than I would have expected. We were very pleased with the results and had a blast in their creation. Thank you to all the DMs and organizers who were involved in this.

-Charles and Christi


Yep, pretty great Con. Especially with the short notice.

A bit of a slow start with the first slot because of a late schedule change, but from the second slot on we definitely did not have a lack of players. I actually spent so much time in the game room I didn't get any of the other things done that I wanted to.

Thanks to everyone who played at my tables and to those I got to play with. (A lot of the same people actually.)

We've got a great stable of GMs here in Texas. Next years OwlCon and Comicpalooza are going to be GREAT!

Sovereign Court

Did anybody by any chance find a smoky grey expandable file folder at Comicpalooza? In the Pathfinder area? If so send me a shout out PLEASE!

Scarab Sages

It was indeed a marvelous Con ... great fun was had by all. I played every single slot, and was impressed with the dedication of the DMs to make certain that all of the slots were made, even though there was some (normal) confusion. The 4e D&D folks were even helpful with access to a printer so that the final Chronicles could be printed. I thought the autographed books were phenomenal, when my friend Harkelian showed them to me. Like several others, I too, didn't ever make it outside of the gaming room (and spent over 13 hours there on Saturday)!

Thanks to all, and we hope that next year's ComicPalooza will be even greater!

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Harkaelian wrote:
Did anybody by any chance find a smoky grey expandable file folder at Comicpalooza? In the Pathfinder area? If so send me a shout out PLEASE!

I did not see one, sorry. :( Hope you find it!


Thanks all, we had a great time. Good job with the organization.

Scarab Sages

After a marathon data entry I have now (mostly) finished the reporting.

Please contact me if there are problems/discrepancies. Right now I know that I'm missing data for one table of Perils of the Pirate Path that ran on Sunday.

cetiken AT gmail.com

A thank you to all the players who showed up to make this such a successful event and to Paizo's generous support.

Sovereign Court

Matthew Trent wrote:

After a marathon data entry I have now (mostly) finished the reporting.

Please contact me if there are problems/discrepancies. Right now I know that I'm missing data for one table of Perils of the Pirate Path that ran on Sunday.

cetiken AT gmail.com

A thank you to all the players who showed up to make this such a successful event and to Paizo's generous support.

Still need the Saturday mid-day table by Brother Love. Rob L. ran #14 Blood of Dralkard Manor reported.

Scarab Sages

Harkaelian wrote:
Still need the Saturday mid-day table by Brother Love. Rob L. ran #14 Blood of Dralkard Manor reported.

That's funny ... My Friday slot of "Blood of Dralkard Manor" wasn't reported either. Hmm ... it's the Curse of Robby Love!

[Discrepancy report sent to Matt on three tables.]

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Qa'pelos wrote:
Harkaelian wrote:
Still need the Saturday mid-day table by Brother Love. Rob L. ran #14 Blood of Dralkard Manor reported.

That's funny ... My Friday slot of "Blood of Dralkard Manor" wasn't reported either. Hmm ... it's the Curse of Robby Love!

[Discrepancy report sent to Matt on three tables.]

All of my tables were reported right after Matt posted about it (I believe that to be relevant since you were sitting at my tables). Maybe it's just your profile that's causing all of your update problems.

Scarab Sages

Nope. Both of the posters missing mods were due to typographic mistakes and are now fixed.

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Matthew Trent wrote:
Nope. Both of the posters missing mods were due to typographic mistakes and are now fixed.

It's much funnier if you just agree with me.


Once more unto the breach...!

Most of you on this list know, we've notched up Comicpalooza 2011 for you! Hyrum Savage and Stephen Radney-McFarland are coming from Paizo to game with us, and share celeb insight to the industry, game design, previews or playtesting...all kinds of wonderful stuff!

You can create a free log-in and register for Gaming on our Warhorn site, although you need to purchase your tickets via the con main site (still on presale). www.warhorn.net/comicpaloozahouston

A few other visitors are coming too. Come out and join us for this historic event, as we show the national gaming community just how Texas-sized a Con that Houston can put on, and how awesome our gamers are!

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