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Auke Teeninga wrote:

There are a couple of extra sessions visible on Warhorn.

If there's something of your liking send an email to Chris and she'll add you to that session.

Thanks guys. I haven't visited the Warhorn page in quite a while so I haven't noticed that all these sessions poped up there. Fancy. Hmmm...Thornkeep or Vengeance...

My flight back only leaves on Monday morning so there's quite some time to kill on Sunday evening. Anyone else staying / interested in another session or getting together for a chat?


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Rob Silk wrote:
There is no dress code but it's a great chance to wear a bow-tie. Stilleto heels are probably not a good idea and stilletto knives are banned entirely.

What about bringing Stiletto from Dangermouse along?

Also, kudos for the variety of spelling employed in your post!

The Exchange 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Western Eurasia-Middle East aka Wintergreen

Sebastian Schirrmeister wrote:
Auke Teeninga wrote:

There are a couple of extra sessions visible on Warhorn.

If there's something of your liking send an email to Chris and she'll add you to that session.

Thanks guys. I haven't visited the Warhorn page in quite a while so I haven't noticed that all these sessions poped up there. Fancy. Hmmm...Thornkeep or Vengeance...

My flight back only leaves on Monday morning so there's quite some time to kill on Sunday evening. Anyone else staying / interested in another session or getting together for a chat?

There will definitely be a few of us around on Sunday evening. Usually a group of us Venture Officers and interested parties go for a meal with Mike.


BBC weather forecast for Birmingham tomorrow of temperatures upto 26 degrees, and maybe some cloud during the afternoon; wind from the northeast of upto ten miles per hour.
Aston university's city-centre, so it might be a bit warmer than that.
Humidity of 43% at 17:00 rising to 68% by midnight. (Whatever humidity percentages mean.)
Friday expected dry, but some rain on Saturday.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

I have a rental car. Where is parking located for the Conference center?

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Chester aka Paz

It's Aston University 'Car Park 12' on Jennens Road.

I'm not sure if it's possible to park there without booking in advance or not.

EDIT: satnav postcode is apparently: B4 7XG

Grand Lodge 5/5 Global Organized Play Coordinator

Paz wrote:

It's Aston University 'Car Park 12' on Jennens Road.

I'm not sure if it's possible to park there without booking in advance or not.

EDIT: satnav postcode is apparently: B4 7XG

Thanks

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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Best of luck to everyone in the UK. Really want to visit one year and see the land of my birth. :)

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Huzzahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Eastern Eurasia-Africa

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Michael Brock wrote:
I have a rental car. Where is parking located for the Conference center?

i have never driven in the UK, but I've been 'shotgun'. I've failed my willsave every roundabout and every junction, driving on the left side is just wrong...

5/5

Michael Brock wrote:
I have a rental car. Where is parking located for the Conference center?

I hope you have SatNav, Birmingham is not a city I would want to drive through...:)


As a reminder, the badges & schedules unclaimed by the time the meal+ghost walk crew departed at 19:00 on Friday have been left overnight with the business school reception desk.


So: did that go well?


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Charles Evans 25 wrote:

So: did that go well?

Well, that was my first paizocon uk and I had a blast! Just writing this on the train home :)

I enjoyed all the games I played but these are the highlights for me:
1) The special scenario was awesome. It felt urgent, epic, special, well organised and a lot of fun. Big shout out to my fellow pathfinders on my table (and carol our gm). We had some great teamwork going and I loved the fact that efficient success in the encounters seemed to depend on behaving like good pathfinders (using a carefully balanced blend of knowledge, thought and controlled violence to solve each puzzle or situation). I was gutted when our valiant paladin fell in the final battle but chuffed that we all chipped in to raise him again :)

2) horn of aroden was a lot of fun and forced us to think about combats in a different way:

Spoiler:
having to try to aid the young lord so that he landed killing blows or convince him when he woke up from unconsciousness that he got the killing blow on monsters just before he fell

3) merchants wake when...

Spoiler:
... We realised we had very few people with a positive skill bonus on diplomacy. :)

4) learning from all the different gm and players styles at the con. It was great to meet people, chat about pathfinder and pick up new tips, tactics, and different ways to keep the variety, pace and fun levels up in a game

That's all I is can think if right now but I'm sure there's more. Many thanks to all involved.
When's the next uk event?

Chris :)

Sovereign Court 4/5

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I had an awesome weekend, both GMing and playing. I've alot of respect for everyone who had anything to do with running and organising this event because is was incredibly well co-ordinated and enjoyable throughout. The players in both my games (Horn of Aroden on the Saturday morning and Scars of the Third Crusade on the Sunday morning) were top notch and completed both missions with flying colours.

The games I was playing in (Merchants Wake, Legacy of the Stonelords and Assault on the Wound) were all well run and executed, with special mention going to Alex who's GMed our Legacy of the Stonelords. This was my first Paizo convention and it will not be the last.

Especially impressive was that my girlfriend, who was alittle reluctant about attending the event to the point of being unsure if she would even enjoy it, came away absolute thrilled by the experience. She is constantly talking about the event, which one she wants to attend next and anything Pathfinder related she can think off. If such a stark turnaround isn't a credit to this event and the people behind it, I don't know what is!

Tom


Folkish Elm wrote:

...That's all I is can think if right now but I'm sure there's more. Many thanks to all involved.

When's the next uk event?

Chris :)

The next event that comes to my mind in the UK at which PFS may have a presence is OddCon (10th-12th) October, in Telford.

I might be overlooking some other event though!

Dark Archive 2/5

there is shadowcon in London that has two days of PFS

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

shadowcon detail for those interested

shadowcon website

note that the PFS games offered may yet change, and that some game slots will be held for 'walk ins' on the day

shadowcon warhorn site

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

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I had a great time (as usual) massive thanks to Dave, Rob, Pete, Chris & Tonya for their superb organising, Mike Brock for the support and T-shirt and all my players and GM's. Special mention for Tom Mannering, was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed the game.

Chris

Sovereign Court 4/5

I did Chris, and that zombie horde is a memory I'll struggle to shake.

Dark Archive 3/5

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Another big thank you to the organisers and the other GMs.

Silver Crusade

Folkish Elm wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:

So: did that go well?

Well, that was my first paizocon uk and I had a blast! Just writing this on the train home :)

2) horn of aroden was a lot of fun and forced us to think about combats in a different way:

** spoiler omitted **

3) merchants wake when...

** spoiler omitted **

I thinks i may have been on the same table as you on those two - Remember the squire? [*twitch*twitch*]

Other than forgetting to bring my dice [and the very VERY nice GM who let me borrow some of his for the weekend] for me there is one highlight of the special on saturday that made the event special for me -

Spoiler:

MISTER
BUBBLES

The player involved will know who they are.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Chester aka Paz

macloud wrote:
The player involved will know who they are.

Shh, don't encourage her!

Grand Lodge

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One more PaizoCon UK - and the whole family had a lot of fun.

I did play together with my wife and my daughter in the first slot. Thanks to the GM who made it a really great experience.

I then GMed the next three slots while trying to ensure at the same time that all in my family had everything needed at their table, updated characters and fun.

Highlights:
The ghost walk on Friday night. My kids stayed up until close to midnight without any complaints.
My daughter ended up playing three slots - I deliberately had only signed her up for one after she had shown less interest. Fantastic that she could get a slot on short notice for the special and that she enjoyed herself so much that she wanted to play and didn't feel dragged along.
My son apparently killed a big bad ass demon at the special. Can't tell more without spoilers.
2 more 5-stars in Europe - waiting for an official announcement - but this is fantastic and a great place to get your fifth star
A lot of Europeans (or should I say non UK) who traveled all the way.

Lowlights:
The traffic - why does it always takes > 5 hours to get up to Birmingham from our place.
Mike Brock apparently played golf 5 miles away and had had to dine on his own < 1 mile away. Let me know next time in advance and I can act as guide and host. Apparently some VC's who have enjoyed our hospitality did know and didn't tell me either ...

Thanks for the organizers once again - a fantastically organized event.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Central Europe aka Thamius

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A very well run con, special thanks to Chris and Tonya, plus Dave and Rob of course. Everyone was very welcoming and every table had great players and GMs. My wife and I had a fantastic time! Well worth starting our UK vacation a few days early.


Just spotted a thread about PaizoCon UK down in the PaizoCon sections of the boards: *Link*

The Exchange 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Western Eurasia-Middle East aka Wintergreen

I just want to say all my thank yous (as I didn't have time to say them at the con).

Thank you to every player that turned up - without you all there wouldn't be a convention (just me sitting in a room on my own).

Thank you to the awesome GMs, new and old, who ran such great games.

Thank you to Rich for GMing my very first game played at PaizoCon UK. Great experience and I now understand why people come back.

Thank you to Paizo for all the support they have shown us, particularly Mike Brock.

Thank you to my fellow conspirators - Rob, Charles, Pete, Chris and Tonya. We are really going to miss Tonya after she has done such an excellent tour of duty as a Venture Lieutenant.

Ah, just a huge thank you to everybody for allowing me to have a fantastic weekend!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Chester aka Paz

At the danger of making this thread sound like a broken record, I just wanted to thank everyone involved for making this the best PaizoCon UK yet (no mean feat, given the quality of previous years) - in particular the VOs for the extremely slick organisation, my GMs (David Bone and Mike 'killer GM' Brock) and all of the players in my games! It was a wonderful weekend and I'm looking forward to the next event already!

4/5

This year, was indeed, particularly awesome. The con seems to be going from strength to strength. Great games and great players helped along by the terrific organisation skills of the Paizocon UK team.

Scarab Sages

ratlord wrote:
Both myself and Mogs have booked and paid, see you there!

I had a good time chatting with one of the Norwegians she brought (Hallvard?). Turned out we had the same taste in youTube bloggers.

I hope they had a good time, even the poor guy who died in his second combat! We avenged him, despite being totally ill-equipped to do so. That BBEG is brutal on a level 1 party.

If they want to come next year, and team up, tell them to message me.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Chester aka Paz

Snorter wrote:
I hope they had a good time, even the poor guy who died in his second combat!

Heh, oops...

5/5 Venture-Captain, United Kingdom—England—Brighton aka Christine Brockley-Blatt

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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to Paizocon UK (and reiterate what Dave has said).

To the awesome GMs, to the wonderful players and my tables, Thank you.

To Dave, Rob, Tonya and Pete, for supporting me and in some cases (Harrison) putting up with my nagging. I am going to miss my fellow Wyrd Sister, Tonya so much.

Thank you to my support team of Brock (no, the other one) and my parents for looking after my son.

It was an awesome weekend.

I also want to say thank you to all those who have sent emails and messages of thanks to me today. My grandfather died 10 days before Paizocon and yesterday was his funeral. While we did not have any undead to battle (much to my son's disappointment) it was hard. Your messages made me smile and feel appreciated on a dark day. I found the resolve to stand up and give his tribute. Thank you.

Chris

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Great to see you all again, and thank you for having me.

Bravo to all the organisers again.

Thank you particularly to the deranged people who play-tested the Blight AP's first adventure 'Hereafter': Adam, Auke, Brett, Carol, Diego, Ian, Julian, Mark, Mark and Rob, you made my bewigged wererats, talking pig and sexy ghouls very happy.

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Rich

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