Pathfinder Society in Libraries program


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Grand Lodge

I work in a library and am getting ready to run a Role Playing program at my branch. I heard this program was to be debuted at ALA Midwinter which was this last weekend. I'm very excited about this, as I am a regular pathfinder society player and GM, and the society program really helps narrow down the options and creates a more level playing field.

When can I get more information? Is there anything an avid pathfinder and library staff person can do to help? Is there a "beta" process and can I be part of it?

Webstore Gninja Minion

You should contact Jenny Bendel, our marketing director, for information about this. :D

Grand Lodge

Thanks Liz!

Liberty's Edge 5/5

Viskous,

Howdy, I happen to run a Pathfinder program at the library where I am employed. I also happen to be a VL for the Chicagoland area, which makes running the program a heck of a lot easier.

My advice to you if you are just getting started would simply be to make it happen! If you are planning on GMing games, use whatever sign-up options you have available to you, target and invite some potential players, and dive right in.

If you want more info about my experience, please feel free to PM.

Sczarni 3/5

What area are you trying to set this up in?

Grand Lodge

friendly sauce - I'm in Sacramento Area in California and regularly interact with our venture officers here. I will run this by them next time I see them.

Garrett - Thanks for the advice. I might just give you a call when I'm starting in on the more mechanical aspects of getting this program going.

I'm at the stage where I must develop a "proposal" for my Branch Manager, including what supplies are needed and what kind of space. Here in Sacramento we have a thriving community, but this would be directed towards the local area (sort of a rural area of the region, with very poor public transit options) teens that aren't really able to leave the area reliably to attend games at the main PFS shop.

One problem I see is advertising, if I post a Dungeons and Dragons game, everyone knows what that is. Pathfinder on the other hand is obscure for those who aren't in the Role Playing world currently. My family had no idea when I started playing in June last year, heck I hadn't heard of it until around that time when I started looking for a way to play RPGs locally...

The tie-in with an official Paizo program is just icing on the cake!

Dark Archive Venture-Agent, Washington—Redmond

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ALA Mid-Winter Convention was fantastic! Essentially we were there to promote the use of PFS as an educational activity: cooperative story-telling, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. We also tried to put many librarians and teachers in contact with their local VC/VL, so that they can assist in organizing games at those locations.

Hopefully Jenny will hop on here and provide y'all with some more information ^_^

Sczarni 3/5

I thought so haha I think I've played a few scenarios with you, depending on the time of day these are going on I'd love to help gm if more are needed.

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/5

A colleague and myself run an after school Pathfinder Society game every Tuesday at our school. Our response has been quite large. We run two full tables each week.

Our advertisement was a simple flyer posted, handed out through the school system, and posted on a website. I put in the flyer that its an RPG based on Dungeons and Dragons 3.5

Our current population of players are 4th grade up through 11th.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions if you have any.

Marketing Director

Hi all!

Yes, we're working on this initiative to get Pathfinder RPG play in libraries around the country. We've set up a paizo.com/libraries landing page, and will soon have it populated with the brochure we handed out at ALA, as well as downloadable posters for promoting your library (or school, or community center) event.

Feel free to give me a shout if you're a library (or school, or community center) looking for activities and we'll get you started!

Thanks again for your help last weekend, Justin!

Jenny xo

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Jenny Bendel wrote:

Hi all!

Yes, we're working on this initiative to get Pathfinder RPG play in libraries around the country. We've set up a paizo.com/libraries landing page, and will soon have it populated with the brochure we handed out at ALA, as well as downloadable posters for promoting your library (or school, or community center) event.

Feel free to give me a shout if you're a library (or school, or community center) looking for activities and we'll get you started!

Thanks again for your help last weekend, Justin!

Jenny xo

I already have many PFRPG books at our local library!

But I'll check this out and get it to them.

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