Suggestion Concerning Pre-Gens and CORE


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Liberty's Edge 2/5

As one of those players who is running out of scenarios that he can still play, I can appreciate the reasons behind starting CORE. It gives me an additional option when there's nothing regular available that I can still play, but filling out tables with the legal minimum number of tables is still a problem a lot of the time.

Anyway, I had an idea. What do people think about making scenarios replayable with pre-gens all the time? No single character would be able to have the same scenario applied to it more than once, but as long as you're playing with a pre-gen, why not allow a scenario to be played over and over again as long as it gets applied to a character who hasn't benefited from it yet?

And as an extension of this, why not allow any scenario that has been played with a CORE pre-gen be applied to either a CORE or non-CORE character who hasn't had that scenario applied yet, regardless of which version of the scenario had been being played.

As I see it, this would make it so that more people can participate in and either fill out or balance tables more effectively while keeping CORE simple to run for new GMs and allow players more options for advancing new characters in the non-CORE game. Thoughts? Please discuss.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Well considering there is alredy the possibility of getting 4 credits on every scenario (6 if you use replays). I don't think it's going to happen.

As for playing a CORE pre-gen and applying to a non-core character, as has been stated many times on here, the reporting system can't handle it. It's one of the reasons CORE tables have to be all CORE players. (And yes, when you report it would report to the non-core character not the pre-gen)

I'm not actually sure it increases the number of people participating, so much as the number of people who play the same scenario over and over with a pre-gen. Also, it opens up an avenue for abuse that isn't there now. Namely, people finding one chronicle that they feel has to be on every character, and just replaying that one scenario over and over. (There is a 1-5 that would be pretty nice to have on core characters IMO)

Liberty's Edge 2/5

Being completely honest, I have one CORE character because I want to be able to play, but I have almost no interest in the CORE campaign. Those limitations are just something I've already had to suffer through with Living Greyhawk. Been there, done that, except with scenarios I've already played so nothing new here.

Anyway, I don't think enough people will be playing CORE events or have multiple CORE characters to make the potential exploit you mention a significant danger yet. There are certain regular nights of the week when PFS is played locally at my local gaming shop, and I just want to be able to go and play, and this change would help make that possible. Not an ideal solution, but workable.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder PF Special Edition, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
shaxberd wrote:

Being completely honest, I have one CORE character because I want to be able to play, but I have almost no interest in the CORE campaign. Those limitations are just something I've already had to suffer through with Living Greyhawk. Been there, done that, except with scenarios I've already played so nothing new here.

When did Living Greyhawk allow more than one credit per scenario? There's a reason that Judges were known for "eating" modules.

Liberty's Edge 2/5

I meant that it was like Living Greyhawk in terms of playing core classes without archetypes and with limited prestige classes and playable races. Sorry, I guess I should have been more clear.

Grand Lodge 4/5

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber
BartonOliver wrote:
Well considering there is alredy the possibility of getting 4 credits on every scenario (6 if you use replays). I don't think it's going to happen.

Actually, it's only 5 per scenario, as you can only get a replay credit once per scenario.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
BartonOliver wrote:
Well considering there is alredy the possibility of getting 4 credits on every scenario (6 if you use replays). I don't think it's going to happen.
Actually, it's only 5 per scenario, as you can only get a replay credit once per scenario.

Ok, I just assumed that you could use a replay once in each mode, but didn't double check. Thanks. (It's not really come up around here, since I think we've run a total of 1 core game).

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