Newbie GM has a few odd question, least of which is about reporting


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So, my home-group players want to play with Pathfinder Society rules, and I have decided to abide. The issue becomes I want to report these modules because I like to support communities and I THINK that paizo uses the data in some way, however, only one of my players wants to create a registered character via paizo.com. The other players find this a boring or "too much bookkeeping" idea. Can I report the sessions with just the one character willing to participate in online reporting?

Do I NEED the other players to register online?
Can I generate a PFS Card/Character number for them and do the reporting that way?

Secondly, Where do I find even codes or session numbers? Is that generated in the reporting process, or is that a number somewhere in the module itself?

Lastly, If I planned on going to a convention and playing a character, I can make a character and apply chronicle sheets to it as GM yes? Does that include Experience and gold? Or just the boons?

Edit: Finally, can I not report the Pathfinder Society Quest: Ambush In Absalom? I tried creating an event but did not see this module listed.

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If you found where to create an event, then you've done the hardest part. ;-). Once the event is created, it will generate an event code, which you will see on your My Pathfinder Society page. T

As for your players, unless they have an objection to even having PFS ID's, you can get numbers for them by printing a sheet of reserved PFS numbers and picking one for each of them. Then, if in the future they want to get more involved, you have it all done.

The one thing to be sure of is that even those who don't want to do any PFS recordkeeping are making PFS-legal characters, and levelling up accordingly, using their chronicles to track gold earned, and tracking purchases. If you are their only GM, you can make that as easy as you can for them, but it still needs to be done to make the session legal for the players who *are* planning to be able to play PFS elsewhere.

For each scenario you run, you can apply a chronicle to a character of your own. The rules for that are in the Guide to Organized Play, but the short version is that you get xp, prestige, gold, and boons as if you were there. You can then bring that character to a con to play.

I don't think Ambush in Absalom is in the reporting system, since it doesn't have any xp or prestige awards associated with it.

Finally, welcome to PFS! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have.

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Tony Lindman wrote:


As for your players, unless they have an objection to even having PFS ID's, you can get numbers for them by printing a sheet of reserved PFS numbers and picking one for each of them. Then, if in the future they want to get more involved, you have it all done.

Finally, welcome to PFS! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have.

Thank you :). Where on the site would I find these numbers?

Also, they are playing by PFS society rules because they want a less monty haul experience from our old DM and like the restrictions on gold and treasure. They find it interesting. So as far as following the rules, we have that covered.

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Jericho Graves wrote:
Tony Lindman wrote:


As for your players, unless they have an objection to even having PFS ID's, you can get numbers for them by printing a sheet of reserved PFS numbers and picking one for each of them. Then, if in the future they want to get more involved, you have it all done.

Finally, welcome to PFS! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have.

Thank you :). Where on the site would I find these numbers?

Also, they are playing by PFS society rules because they want a less monty haul experience from our old DM and like the restrictions on gold and treasure. They find it interesting. So as far as following the rules, we have that covered.

If you have created an event already, just look on the GM/Event Coordinator tab, scroll down, and there should be a couple of buttons, one says, "Download Ten Most Recent Pathfinder Society Cards", which gives a PDF containing ten PFS ID numbers and associated unlock codes.

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Thank you again.

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