Taking a Cue from Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild on Free Scenarios for Stores


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

Has PFS thought about giving free Scenarios to stores that sign up for PFS like they do in Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild?

Though what I don't want to see PFS do is the month delay on scenarios like Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild does.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

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Yes. We're monkeying around with the back end of our technology on the website to make something like this happen.

Stores are always supposed to have received their scenarios for free, but up to now there hasn't been a good system for it, and we've not always been good at communicating how to make it happen. We're now trying to automate it, but we're not quite there.

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

Thanks Erik!

Now to get our local store to get their account fixed so they can access them when they can get them.

Lantern Lodge 3/5

Wait a min... stores can get free scenarios to run?!?!?!?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

That has always been the idea, though in practice not so much.

Lantern Lodge

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I think part of that comes from GMs sometimes can get their scenarios gifted from a Venture Captain / Lieutenant but that's isn't the most reliable as VC/VLs usually cover many stores in a region and can't be at every one at every event. Plus if you give every GM free scenarios every time then there is a lost of sales lost for Paizo.

If scenarios are instead given to the stores themselfs than Paizo isn't having to gift quite as many and they continue to recup some of their costs from designing these scenarios from sales to GMs/Players who still wish to own a copy for themselves.

To complicate the matter further is looking at printing costs of these scenarios for use in the store. Many FLGSs are small and can ill-afford to always suck up these costs unless they charge players to play in each slot.

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