4th level pre-gens in season five?


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My reading of the new Pfs guide days is that only pre-gens of first and seventh level from the Ultimate Npc book are now legal. Am I correct or is this a mistake and we can still use level 4 pre-gens after August 15th?

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The Guide is not the only thing we've revised for Season 5. I think you'll be pleased with some of the other updates we'll be revealing in the coming days.

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Thames Valley aka chris manning

the iconic characters in the NPC codex are levels 1,7 & 12 only (p274-) levels 1 & 7 are suitable for PFS pregens

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Those 4th level pre-gens got used a lot so it would be great to have something to replace them

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John Compton wrote:
The Guide is not the only thing we've revised for Season 5. I think you'll be pleased with some of the other updates we'll be revealing in the coming days.

*inquisitive Tim Allen grunt*


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Wait the level 4 iconics are no longer valid?

I usually end up with a lot of tables of 3 in the mid-tiers (a lot of new players and a lot of old ones=not so much with middle levels)...if we don't have a pregen NPC for the 4th level it's going to mean cancelled games.

Or is there other option?

Hoping to avoid cancelling tables...


I believe, as john mentioned, that there seem to be more changes coming in the next few days that will address this.

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Thames Valley aka chris manning

the organised play guide 5.0 says (p6)
If you don’t have time to create a new character or simply wish to try out a new character class, you may choose to use one of several level-appropriate pregenerated characters available at paizo.com/pathfindersociety

also on p28
For modules and Adventure Path content below 9th level,if you do not have a character in the correct level range,you may use a Pathfinder Society pregenerated character,available on paizo.com or the 1st- and 7th-level iconic characters on pages 275–297 of the Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Online aka IronHelixx

Yes, as stated above the regular iconics will still have 1st, 4th, and 7th level versions.

Kyra, Valeros, Ezren, and Merisiel (plus the Ninja, Samuarai, and Gunslinger from Ultimate Combat) will all stay the same.

There has never been a lvl 4 pre-gen for the other Iconics from the NPC Codex though. So Lem, the Bard, et al - will still only have the lvl 1 and 7 pre-gens available for PFS, for now.

There is talk of adding the lvl 4 versions of the NPC Codex iconics, if I have heard correctly, but nothing has come of it.

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Hawkwing wrote:
My reading of the new Pfs guide days is that only pre-gens of first and seventh level from the Ultimate Npc book are now legal. Am I correct or is this a mistake and we can still use level 4 pre-gens after August 15th?

You missed a word or two in your reading I think...

GtOP wrote:

if you do not have a character in the correct level range,

you may use a Pathfinder Society pregenerated character,
available on paizo.com OR the 1st- and 7th-level iconic
characters on pages 275–297 of the Pathfinder RPG NPC
Codex.

There's nothing in the guide that says the 4th level pregens available on paizo.com are no longer legal.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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Hawkwing wrote:
Those 4th level pre-gens got used a lot so it would be great to have something to replace them
John Compton wrote:
The Guide is not the only thing we've revised for Season 5. I think you'll be pleased with some of the other updates we'll be revealing in the coming days.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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Rerednaw wrote:

Wait the level 4 iconics are no longer valid?

I usually end up with a lot of tables of 3 in the mid-tiers (a lot of new players and a lot of old ones=not so much with middle levels)...if we don't have a pregen NPC for the 4th level it's going to mean cancelled games.

Or is there other option?

Hoping to avoid cancelling tables...

John Compton wrote:
The Guide is not the only thing we've revised for Season 5. I think you'll be pleased with some of the other updates we'll be revealing in the coming days.


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Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Hawkwing wrote:
My reading of the new Pfs guide days is that only pre-gens of first and seventh level from the Ultimate Npc book are now legal. Am I correct or is this a mistake and we can still use level 4 pre-gens after August 15th?

You missed a word or two in your reading I think...

GtOP wrote:

if you do not have a character in the correct level range,

you may use a Pathfinder Society pregenerated character,
available on paizo.com OR the 1st- and 7th-level iconic
characters on pages 275–297 of the Pathfinder RPG NPC
Codex.
There's nothing in the guide that says the 4th level pregens available on paizo.com are no longer legal.

Cool beans. Had a worried moment there.

Kyra 4th level pregen, shook her head as if to clear it.
"What's wrong Kyra?" asked Ezren.
"For a moment my god gave me a vision of non-existence. It was, to say the least, mildly disturbing." she shuddered.
"Wow, me too!" exclaimed Merisiel.
"Aye, me as well..." grumbled the gruff-looking human clad in a breastplate, longsword in his right hand, a shortsword in his left.
"Psst." Merisiel poked Kyra "Who's the grumpy gus in the heavy armor and two swords..."
"I forget...I see him every now and then at the inn, but he always gets left behind when we get a call for an adventure. Poor fella." sighed Kyra.

:)

Grand Lodge 5/5 Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Kyra's suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

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Mike, I'm really glad to see you posting like this. With all the craziness that has been going on, I was worried it'd be stressing you out.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Oregon—Portland aka xebeche

Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Mike, I'm really glad to see you posting like this. With all the craziness that has been going on, I was worried it'd be stressing you out.

I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.

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xebeche wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Mike, I'm really glad to see you posting like this. With all the craziness that has been going on, I was worried it'd be stressing you out.
I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.

There is ridiculousness going on somewhere?!?!?! WTH? Where is it? I am about to go off!!!!!!

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Michael Brock wrote:
xebeche wrote:


I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.
There is ridiculousness going on somewhere?!?!?! WTH? Where is it? I am about to go off!!!!!!

Me too

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The Decemvirate wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
xebeche wrote:


I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.
There is ridiculousness going on somewhere?!?!?! WTH? Where is it? I am about to go off!!!!!!
Me too

No you're not. Go back to your hole before I make it "The Nine".

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Michael Brock wrote:
The Decemvirate wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
xebeche wrote:


I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.
There is ridiculousness going on somewhere?!?!?! WTH? Where is it? I am about to go off!!!!!!
Me too
No you're not. Go back to your hole before I make it "The Nine".

D'oh. Here is a Dogslicer Ale. Sorry.

Dark Archive Software Developer

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Someone get the adamantine straightjacket! The Nightmare Scenario is happening!

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Christopher Anthony wrote:
Someone get the adamantine straightjacket! The Nightmare Scenario is happening!

Good thing some naive Pathfinders just dropped off a Potion of Dragon Control (all)

Back in your cave lizard! Go eat a goblin. There are about 14 more of them running around here somewhere.

BWAHAHAHAHAH

Grand Lodge 5/5 Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

The Decemvirate wrote:
Christopher Anthony wrote:
Someone get the adamantine straightjacket! The Nightmare Scenario is happening!

Good thing some naive Pathfinders just dropped off a Potion of Dragon Control (all)

Back in your cave lizard! Go eat a goblin. There are about 14 more of them running around here somewhere.

BWAHAHAHAHAH

Yeah. What he said ^^^^^^^^^

Dark Archive Customer Service Representative

Silly human, dragon's aren't controlled by potions, we're controlled by—Ooh! Shiny thing!

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Justin Riddler wrote:
Silly human, dragon's aren't controlled by potions, we're controlled by—Ooh! Shiny thing!

Here's a copper piece. Go fetch.

General Willfred Thermopolae Fucundibus Silliness, III

I approve of this rampant lunacy.

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Threads in this forum have a decidedly different tone when the site is down and only those of us in the building get to post in them.

Lantern Lodge 5/5

I assume everyone got into the Dogslicer Ale early and this is what happened.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

What!!!? I don't have internet for a few weeks (Still don't, found time to post at work) and I miss Mike letting his sense of humor show again on the boards?

Damn you AT&T for not giving me Internet!!!!

Grand Lodge

The Decemvirate wrote:
Back in your cave lizard! Go eat a goblin.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Silver Crusade

xebeche wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Mike, I'm really glad to see you posting like this. With all the craziness that has been going on, I was worried it'd be stressing you out.
I hope after a couple of years of this Mike is able to shake off the ridiculousness and press on. Otherwise the community would drive one coordinator insane after another.

Wait! Are you saying we're not supposed to be driving the coordinators insane??? I thought that was the whole point.

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