PFS Indiana Looking for Store Liaisons


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Silver Crusade

Hello! Are you currently organizing PFS locally in Indiana? I am trying to figure out who is playing what and where in Indiana. In an effort to organize PFS into a statewide network, let me know how it's going in your city!

I'm also looking for local organizers for stores in the following areas:

Anderson
Bloomington
Evansville
Ft. Wayne
Greenfield
Greenwood
Muncie
Plainfield

Please contact me either here through the private messaging system or at TracyPFSIndy at a gmail dot com email address.

Thanks in advance!

Tracy

Silver Crusade

If you find something in Bloomington, let me know I frequently visit there with my two brothers.

5/5

No love for Lafayette?

Grand Lodge 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Sniggevert wrote:
No love for Lafayette?

I thought there already was a local liaison for Lafayette...Cactus_Jack

Silver Crusade

Bob Jonquet wrote:
Sniggevert wrote:
No love for Lafayette?
I thought there already was a local liaison for Lafayette...Cactus_Jack

Though, I haven't seen him post in almost a year I think. Where is good ol' Cactus Jack at?

5/5

Dan Luckett wrote:
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Sniggevert wrote:
No love for Lafayette?
I thought there already was a local liaison for Lafayette...Cactus_Jack
Though, I haven't seen him post in almost a year I think. Where is good ol' Cactus Jack at?

He's still around, and is a manager at the one gaming store in town that has PFS. Not discounting Cactus (I GM PFS for him at the store regularly and am in a home game with him), I just hadn't gotten the impression he was in much contact with Indy/Tracy.

Silver Crusade

Sniggevert wrote:
Dan Luckett wrote:
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Sniggevert wrote:
No love for Lafayette?
I thought there already was a local liaison for Lafayette...Cactus_Jack
Though, I haven't seen him post in almost a year I think. Where is good ol' Cactus Jack at?
He's still around, and is a manager at the one gaming store in town that has PFS. Not discounting Cactus (I GM PFS for him at the store regularly and am in a home game with him), I just hadn't gotten the impression he was in much contact with Indy/Tracy.

Cactus Jack is my Lafayette rep for sure!


i would like to see one in south bend area

Grand Lodge 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

I'm not sure there is much going on in South Bend. When I was still up north, we tried to get some games going out there, but could not field a consistent table and the venture was abandoned. Perhaps that situation has changed.

Tom Baumbach was the GM trying to organize over there, but I think he is busy with freelance projects these days. As a matter of fact, he has launched a line of pretty cool game tokens.

The Exchange

In the Evansville area there is a store called "Comic Quest" that has a gaming room. I have put a call for gamers on their bulletin board, but I believe the folks there are in other milieus. The place sells a few Pathfinder books and such, but I do not believe they have any special arrangement. I have tried to locate a venture captain in the area and cannot. I communicated with other VCs around Indiana and in Illinois on how to get the ball rolling. Good luck to you, at this point I don't care who the VC is just so long as we deploy a lodge here and can organize serious play.

Silver Crusade

Bob Jonquet wrote:


Tom Baumbach was the GM trying to organize over there, but I think he is busy with freelance projects these days. As a matter of fact, he has launched a line of pretty cool game tokens.

Tom hasn't played since Gen Con and didn't seem interested in trying to organize again. I also could not find a good store for the South Bend area, or it would have been included on my list.

Raemann wrote:

In the Evansville area there is a store called "Comic Quest" that has a gaming room. I have put a call for gamers on their bulletin board, but I believe the folks there are in other milieus. The place sells a few Pathfinder books and such, but I do not believe they have any special arrangement. I have tried to locate a venture captain in the area and cannot. I communicated with other VCs around Indiana and in Illinois on how to get the ball rolling. Good luck to you, at this point I don't care who the VC is just so long as we deploy a lodge here and can organize serious play.

Let me know if you'd like to work with me to try to organize something again.

Grand Lodge

I have a friend who lives in, I think, the Ft. Wayne area who has done a little PFS. I dont know if he would want to help run a group, but I'll direct him to this thread, just in case he is interested in getting into PFS more heavily.

Dark Archive 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Lafayette aka Cactus-Jack

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I'm still here, or maybe I'm back. I had let life's challenges keep me off the boards for a while. PFS at our store in Lafayette is booming. We have been regularly hosting 3 tables per slot with 3 slots per month minimum for the better part of the last year. This Sunday I am expecting 6-12 new players based on the store traffic this week. This could push us to 5 tables for our 1 Slot on Sunday. WHOOOT!!!

Scarab Sages

Tracy Windeknecht wrote:
Tom hasn't played since Gen Con and didn't seem interested in trying to organize again. I also could not find a good store for the South Bend area, or it would have been included on my list.

Fantasy Games was quite accommodating, but (and I could be wrong) the perception is that this store is for TCGs and Wargames, not RPGs. Despite the fact they have a respectable RPG selection and were able to provide me with good accommodations, there was hard resistance (from the store) to posting anything announcing or explaining PFS at the store (other than on their website, which only store regulars visited).

Griffon Books was more than willing to give us some table time if we had a group demanding it, but it was my perception (and again, I could be wrong) that ANY table time there would require "competing" against established groups and/or open play tables.

That's all I know of for gaming venues in the South Bend area.

As for me organizing: yeah probably not. I tried my best in '10 and '11, and I'm not sure I have it in me to go again. I would definitely come play (schedule permitting) if something starts up.

Sovereign Court

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Tom Baumbach wrote:


Griffon Books was more than willing to give us some table time if we had a group demanding it, but it was my perception (and again, I could be wrong) that ANY table time there would require "competing" against established groups and/or open play tables.

Tom, my wargaming group is one of the "established groups" you're referencing, and we'd be happy to move to a different room in the store if the space is an issue. There are three "large" areas for gaming and one small center room that can be used, so if there is demand there will be room. On Saturdays, there are usually only two groups using the gaming spaces. Space used to be at more of a premium a few months ago, but I think one of the groups dissolved. I'll talk to the guys at the store this weekend to see what is going on.

Scarab Sages

Nebelwerfer41 wrote:
..and we'd be happy to move to a different room in the store if the space is an issue.

Yes, I got a very helpful vibe from everyone at Griffon Books, but always with the caveat that I'd need a group before it would be worth anyone's bother (and for the record, I find that to be a perfectly acceptable expectation, just one I couldn't meet).


Tom, if you've got a group of friends or a home PFS game, you might try playing PFS at a public table in the store once every couple of weeks or so.

Most often, I suspect, the barrier to PFS starting up is a lack of knowledge about what it is. This is due to a lack of public presence. But you can't get public presence without players, and you can't get players without public presence.

If you can make play visible, you get people who might be hanging around and think, "Hey, I'll try this thing out," and suddenly you've got a new player.

Just some thoughts; take them for what they're worth. :)

The Exchange

Jeff, Tracy,

I dropped by the Comics Quest store in Evansville, there on Morgan Avenue. They were very busy with a tournament for Pokemon. Seems they have some tournaments from time to time and if folks host a tournament there is a small fee. I got to talk to the owner and he was very friendly and helpful. He seemed open to having a PFS session or sessions there at his establishment. He also suggested that although he did not have anyone playing Pathfinder Games that he did sell allot of the books so he figures that someone is playing ... someplace. As a matter of fact he thinks that one of them was needing more people in their game.

He was open to my placing fliers about the store and getting a spot on his web site once we have dates that we are going to run things. So, I am going to get some fliers together, draw up a few things and then get my little add on for the Beginner's Box and trot down there to set up shop. I am hoping that others might wish to join in and go to a full fledged run of the Ssssserpent'ssss Sssskull Sssseries. Looks good, just have a bit of work and some negotiating to do and BAM - we may have the beginnings of a lodge right here in E-ville.

Raemann raemann@aetherealplane.com

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Silver Crusade

Adding Kokomo to this list!

The Exchange

Raemann wrote:

Jeff, Tracy,

I dropped by the Comics Quest store in Evansville, there on Morgan Avenue. They were very busy with a tournament for Pokemon. Seems they have some tournaments from time to time and if folks host a tournament there is a small fee. I got to talk to the owner and he was very friendly and helpful. He seemed open to having a PFS session or sessions there at his establishment. He also suggested that although he did not have anyone playing Pathfinder Games that he did sell allot of the books so he figures that someone is playing ... someplace. As a matter of fact he thinks that one of them was needing more people in their game.

He was open to my placing fliers about the store and getting a spot on his web site once we have dates that we are going to run things. So, I am going to get some fliers together, draw up a few things and then get my little add on for the Beginner's Box and trot down there to set up shop. I am hoping that others might wish to join in and go to a full fledged run of the Ssssserpent'ssss Sssskull Sssseries. Looks good, just have a bit of work and some negotiating to do and BAM - we may have the beginnings of a lodge right here in E-ville.

Raemann raemann@aetherealplane.com

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Update: 03-07-2012

I dropped by and talked to the proprietor of the Comic Quest and we agreed upon having Thursday be the best day to meet for Pathfinder Gaming. I am putting together some Beginners Box stuff and then hope to start doing PFS scenarios in preparation for running some things at Gencon this fall. I also hope to attract the attention of other folks interested in PF RPG or PFS and those which already have a game going in their homes. Monty suggested that there were folks in that had a "basement game" going already. I think they met on the weekend. My wife and I are committing to gaming there in public on Thursday nights in hopes of better establishing a solid presence for a Pathfinder Lodge.

Raemann raemann@aetherealplane.com

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Grand Lodge 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Raemann wrote:
busy with a tournament for Pokemon

Damn, all these cards and no where to play :-(

Evansville is so far away.

The Exchange

Well Well! Week three of gaming at the Comic Quest in Pathfinder. It has been kinda different - My wife, Tammy and I were the only ones there for the first two weeks, but we didn't let that stop us. We each ran character that we shamelessly overpowered and then took on various foes within the Beginner's Box. Taking turns attacking monsters and one another, whenever the initiative went to the monsters, we had some good fun despite being low in numbers. This past week we hooked up with another couple that gamed with us before they went off to IU to school. We started the Smuggler's Shiv, part one of the 6 part "Serpent's Skull" series. Everyone had fun and I had a couple more people ask me about the game and about Pathfinder. It seems like there are a number of people looking to get into Pathfinder gaming and there are a number of "home games" out there. I want to play at my place on the weekends, primarily because I have so many options in my gaming center that I have built, but also because Saturdays are locked up by other games that got there first. I still want to have out Thursday Comic Quest gaming so that we can - at some point - switch that totally to Pathfinder Society play. It would be nice to have 5 or 6 tables going there and the ability to see everyone in the surrounding area that games.

The folks at the Comic Quest mentioned a "Game Day" that some Paizo folks called them on. I hope to assist that in whatever way I can. So I plan on getting back in touch with Tracy. More later as it all develops!


Seth Gipson wrote:
I have a friend who lives in, I think, the Ft. Wayne area who has done a little PFS. I dont know if he would want to help run a group, but I'll direct him to this thread, just in case he is interested in getting into PFS more heavily.

Not sure if your friend is looking for someone to join a group, or help get a group going, but I'm just north of the Fort Wayne and am looking for a group.

- FP

Sovereign Court

Putting this out there for Indiana PFS folks. A group in the South Bend area is looking to put on a game day later this fall. More details will come as we get a date and location nailed down. If anyone wants to run a PFS game, I'm sure we could draw players.

Follow the discussion on Facebook when you join the Michiana Gamers group. We're on G+ as well, look for me (Jason Fritz) and add me to your circles.

Sovereign Court 4/5

I'd gladly drive out from Valpo and run something for you.

Sovereign Court

VanceMadrox wrote:
I'd gladly drive out from Valpo and run something for you.

Cool. Once we get things set, I'll post here for GM requests. Tracy, are you still our Hoosier Venture-Captain?

Silver Crusade

Nebelwerfer41 wrote:
VanceMadrox wrote:
I'd gladly drive out from Valpo and run something for you.
Cool. Once we get things set, I'll post here for GM requests. Tracy, are you still our Hoosier Venture-Captain?

Yep, added you to my G+ yesterday. Let me know how I can help!

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Does anyone know if there's anything in the Bloomington area? I'm starting grad school at IU in a month or so and am definitely hoping to find Pathfinder games down there!


Yes there is definately PFS every Monday close to Campus at a new store called Common Room Games.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Thanks very much - I'll check it out when I move down there!


Not a problem at all. Hope to see you there sometime.

Grand Lodge Owner - Common Room Games

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Yep. We do PFS every Monday. Table sign-up at 5:30. Plays starts around 6pm. Full schedule of open gaming is available on our website: http://www.commonroomgames.com

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Pernicious Jones wrote:
Yep. We do PFS every Monday. Table sign-up at 5:30. Plays starts around 6pm. Full schedule of open gaming is available on our website: http://www.commonroomgames.com

Found that :)

I'm the one who posted on your Facebook but got no "likes" for the haiku :P

Shadow Lodge

Jeff Mahood wrote:

Tom, if you've got a group of friends or a home PFS game, you might try playing PFS at a public table in the store once every couple of weeks or so.

Most often, I suspect, the barrier to PFS starting up is a lack of knowledge about what it is. This is due to a lack of public presence. But you can't get public presence without players, and you can't get players without public presence.

If you can make play visible, you get people who might be hanging around and think, "Hey, I'll try this thing out," and suddenly you've got a new player.

Just some thoughts; take them for what they're worth. :)

Hey guys I live in South Bend and just got back from Gencon where I participated in my first few PFS sessions. I would be interested in playing (or gm ) at the Griffon. I could probably play once possibly twice a month.

That is a problem with the Griffon is that their game room is hidden so you don't get the people walking by and saying "what is that?" so it seems less likely to grow there. (as much as the store has a place in my heart).

Please let me know if you guys end up getting a game together. I would do what I can to help, and join.

Shadow Lodge

Nebelwerfer41 wrote:

Putting this out there for Indiana PFS folks. A group in the South Bend area is looking to put on a game day later this fall. More details will come as we get a date and location nailed down. If anyone wants to run a PFS game, I'm sure we could draw players.

Follow the discussion on Facebook when you join the Michiana Gamers group. We're on G+ as well, look for me (Jason Fritz) and add me to your circles.

I would play in SB. Might GM albeit I'm inexperienced at GMIng but willing dive in and get my feet wet. Especially after playing PFS for the first time at Gencon this week, man I had a few crappy GMs. I'm pretty sure I can do at least as well as they did, hopefully better.

I have been playing since 2nd edition and pathfinder the last 3 years (not frequently enough though) just never had to GM.

Sovereign Court 4/5

I'm not sure that I can fully coordinate a regular game session out in south bend but I could make it out at least once a month and would be glad to run for you guys.

Silver Crusade

I am seriously considering starting PFS at Anderson, Reader Copies. Still working out the details, and we may be a month before we get anything going. Likely timing will be a Monday or Wednesday evening. Might be every other week to start, but could be more often depending on how rl continues to treat me.
I would be glad to organize if other groups or individuals are interested.
How much player interest is there?
Any GM interest?

Liberty's Edge

If someone is looking for a place to run PFS in Fort Wayne I'm fairly certain Gamequest would be willing to work with them to arrange a day and time.

I run a homebrew game there and the owners are very friendly. I have toyed with starting a PFS game at the store, but have held back due to schedule issues at work.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Richard D Webb

Let me know if you guys can set something up in Anderson or Muncie, I would love to try out Pathfinder in one of those areas. Was going to stop into the Wizards Keep in Muncie to see if there was any interest (I think they just opened a new store front)

Silver Crusade

I've had many inquiries for Anderson. If you'd like to get something going in the Anderson/Muncie area, please email me at TracyPFS at a gmail dot com email address, and I will try to connect you all. I know of at least one store in the area that is open to us playing there. I'd be more than happy to come run a few intros.

For Ft. Wayne, I've been in touch with Gamequest. They said that they do not have anyone playing PFS in their store, but I believe they would be open to us gaming there. I just need a group of people who want to game. I was scheduled to GM two games at 3con earlier this year and ended up canceling after I did not get a single RSVP for either game (and heard from other attendees that the prior year was a bust). If the demand is there, I am not finding it. Any assistance would be appreciated. We will be at PentaCon in about 3 months, so if we don't get something started before then, perhaps we can network with some locals in November to try to generate more interest.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Richard D Webb

Scott M Schoen wrote:

I am seriously considering starting PFS at Anderson, Reader Copies. Still working out the details, and we may be a month before we get anything going. Likely timing will be a Monday or Wednesday evening. Might be every other week to start, but could be more often depending on how rl continues to treat me.

I would be glad to organize if other groups or individuals are interested.
How much player interest is there?
Any GM interest?

Interested as a player, let me know what you can work up. I only live about 15-20 mins from Anderson itself.


I have a game store in Anderson, IN and want to have PFS events happen here. I haven't heard from Tracy since I met her at GenCon. I have customers who want to try PFS events but we don't know how to get things started.


Danger Room she is on a vacation, you can contact me through PM or Email. Feel free to check out the GM Resource page, as well as download and read the Organized Play guide.

http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/gmResources

Silver Crusade

Chris Bonnet wrote:

Danger Room she is on a vacation, you can contact me through PM or Email. Feel free to check out the GM Resource page, as well as download and read the Organized Play guide.

http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/gmResources

I am on my sweet little honeymoon til tomorrow (at which point I will be in Kokomo running at Goblin Games) :) We've got a lot of Andersonians/Muncie Folks/Etc. interested in gaming in your area. I'll work on it as soon as possible!

Thanks for catching this, Chris!

Grand Lodge

Did we ever get anything for Muncie?

Liberty's Edge 5/5

I am close to Muncie but I have been Running stuff at the game store in Richmond

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Richard D Webb

Working on Anderson, I am going to speak to the owner of the danger room tomorrow after work.(Unless he sees this post first :) I can also run anything in Muncie, I've only been to the Wizards Keep a couple of times and would need to speak to them first if you wanted to do it at a game store. I work in Muncie, so it would be easy for me to set up a session depending on how much interest there is. Actually Now that I think about it, I may steal away from lunch tomorrow to drop into the Wizards Keep as well.


Bjornn and Richard,

If you want to list your games on our Warhorn, feel free to contact myself or Mark Stratton.

Also FT Wayne PFS also has a warhorn up and running!

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Northern

Richard,

I also know you wanted to look at the Wizards's Keep in Muncie, and if you want to schedule games for that, just send me the dates, times, and scenarios and I'll put them on Warhorn for you!

Thanks for trying to get that going!

Mark

Sovereign Court

I'm close to Anderson, typcially have went to Saltire on Fridays when I can. Would love to see something, I inquired a few times at Danger Room after last years Gencon and they said it "didn't pan out." Here's hoping that changes!

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