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Scarab Sages

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Wanted to say thanks again to my two great Society GMs.

Something must have slipped through the cracks and my Friday morning 8:00 am slot for We Be Goblins Too didn't have a GM scheduled for it. Cody from Texas ran a fine game on short notice. The game started a little late, and I think the conclusion chewed up at least half of his 1 hour lunch break before he was due to run the next slot. Cody was also more than happy to help me get my chronicle replaced after it accidentally got used as a napkin when a spill happened later that night. Cody, you went above and beyond man. I hope you were able to get seated at the Saturday special.

Chris from San Diego ran the Saturday night special for my home group, and it was an absolutey glorious. You did an awesome job bringing the NPCs to life, and we were intensely delighted with the conclusion.
We'll be buzzing about that one for a good long while.

Both of you were amazing and a credit to the Society. Hope I get you next year.

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I played From Under Ice at Scotty's on Wednesday and Andrew Hoskins (its author) did a great job. He literally had the best terrain I've ever had the opportunity to play a game on. He also got called out during the Saturday special for having great terrain and from my one experience he definitely deserves it. He also really got into the characters and did an awesome job RP'ing for us.

Saturday we had a GM from Australia who did a great job. He painted the scene well and really painted out the combat scenes for us.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Northern

claudekennilol wrote:
Saturday we had a GM from Australia who did a great job. He painted the scene well and really painted out the combat scenes for us.

It may have been Daniel Floyd.

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I am so glad Robb started this thread- whilst I wait for my plane to carry me back to New Zealand and I have (finally!) a couple of restful minutes to myself, I want to thank my PFS GMs also.

On Thursday night Olivia ran for my group (essentially old freinds of mine that I only get to see once a year at GenCon) and on Friday night Shawna was our GM. Both GMs were wonderful, knowlegable and most importantly, willing to deal with our crazy group.

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Great thread!

VC Michael VanHossen?, Wounded Wisp Thursday morning. I played with a group who was very new to Pathfinder of whom also confessed a knack for falling under bizarre circumstances and general shenanigans. Staying true to their warnings (and apologies) the run was a lot of fun and Michael was very patient and friendly throughout the scenario.

I apologize that I did not catch the name, but the great wizard GM running Out of Anarchy Saturday at 1pm. The voices of Papov and Madge, in particular, were hilarious and perfect. Thank you for putting up with my fake Russian accent!

Last but not least, Joseph Reader of MO?, the GM 'pulled off the streets' to run our Serpent's Rise game Sunday morning. Everyone was exhausted, including him, but hung in there and was very helpful, patient, and friendly with our group (which I am quite aware gets bogged down in table talk). Also props to his friend who was kind enough to share some magnificent sets for that scenario. The final room (trying not to spoil it), was simply amazing! My only regret was running out of time and being too conservative with 322's abilities. Very cool pregen!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Missouri—St. Louis aka Joshua N Hancock

Validorn wrote:

Great thread!

VC Michael VanHossen?, Wounded Wisp Thursday morning. I played with a group who was very new to Pathfinder of whom also confessed a knack for falling under bizarre circumstances and general shenanigans. Staying true to their warnings (and apologies) the run was a lot of fun and Michael was very patient and friendly throughout the scenario.

I apologize that I did not catch the name, but the great wizard GM running Out of Anarchy Saturday at 1pm. The voices of Papov and Madge, in particular, were hilarious and perfect. Thank you for putting up with my fake Russian accent!

Last but not least, Joseph Reader of MO?, the GM 'pulled off the streets' to run our Serpent's Rise game Sunday morning. Everyone was exhausted, including him, but hung in there and was very helpful, patient, and friendly with our group (which I am quite aware gets bogged down in table talk). Also props to his friend who was kind enough to share some magnificent sets for that scenario. The final room (trying not to spoil it), was simply amazing! My only regret was running out of time and being too conservative with 322's abilities. Very cool pregen!

Michael VonHasseln is the Cape Girardeau, MO VC

Jason Roeder is the Columbia, MO VC

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claudekennilol wrote:

I played From Under Ice at Scotty's on Wednesday and Andrew Hoskins (its author) did a great job. He literally had the best terrain I've ever had the opportunity to play a game on. He also got called out during the Saturday special for having great terrain and from my one experience he definitely deserves it. He also really got into the characters and did an awesome job RP'ing for us.

We had him on Friday morning, and he suffered nobly through the first play through of our four half-orc triplets. If Andrew reads this: the terrain was amazing, you did a great job, we had a great time, and we loved the scenario. As I said afterward, I'm playing this one here soon!

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I was a HQ volunteer at GenCon this year. We had so many people telling us they had awesome GMs. I even had some groups pre-mustering themselves into groups of 6 trying to get seated with certain GMs. Mike Bramnik is one of those GMs. Twice that I know of he had groups do this asking for him. I would also like to thank all the GMs who switched to running different games and all the GMs that took 7 players when they didn't have to do that.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

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I don't have names, but when I was mustering Confirmation I filled the tables instantly and I needed more gms to service 18 more players that wanted to play. There were three gms in the 7-11 section that stepped up to run and I wanted to give those gms a big kudos for a) reading their packet and being prepared and b) volunteering to step up. This also happened when I mustered 7-02 and needed an overflow, and I had a GM step up to run it.

Thank you!

I also wanted to thanks every gm that ran a scenario for no PC credit. You weren't running the games to get a chronicle, you were running them just to run them. And from one GM to another, I know that motivation and I wanted to thank you for your dedication.

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Validorn wrote:
Last but not least, Joseph Reader of MO?, the GM 'pulled off the streets' to run our Serpent's Rise game Sunday morning. Everyone was exhausted, including him, but hung in there and was very helpful, patient, and friendly with our group (which I am quite aware gets bogged down in table talk). Also props to his friend who was kind enough to share some magnificent sets for that scenario. The final room (trying not to spoil it), was simply amazing! My only regret was running out of time and being too conservative with 322's abilities. Very cool pregen!

I'm not sure why somebody was 'pulled off the streets' to run Serpent's Rise as many GMs (including myself) were released from running it.

I ended up running the new quests cold during the Sunday morning slot, though people seemed to have a good time!

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I didnt play a single game of PFS all weekend long while at Gencon, but I want to give a shout-out anyway.

Im the guy in the orange who mustered the Phantom Phenomena quests for pretty much the whole time, and aside from a few slight hiccups, the GMs assigned to running the quests did an amazing job. We passed out probably 200+ new player numbers over those 4 days, and passed out more than 100 chronicles. It was great to see so many people finish one quest and jump back in line immediately to get to another.

During the Friday night special alone, we sat 21 separate tables worth of players to run through these quests, and thats just from 700-1030 when we stopped seating people.

You gals and guys did a fantastic job and should be proud of the way you showed off the product and got people interested in the game! Not to start a edition war, but we even had one person say they werent going back to 5e after playing through one quest ccause the preparedness and expertise of the GM they sat under with us was so much better than with WotC.

Thanks for making my weekend as enjoyable as it was!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

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My friend commented as we were leaving that Brett Sweeney did a great job with Returned to the Sky on Sunday

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Joshua Hancock wrote:
Validorn wrote:
(shortened)...praise...

Michael VonHasseln is the Cape Girardeau, MO VC

Jason Roeder is the Columbia, MO VC

Thanks Joshua!

Michael Eshleman wrote:
Validorn wrote:
(shortened)...Puts people on streets, um ba ba be ...

I'm not sure why somebody was 'pulled off the streets' to run Serpent's Rise as many GMs (including myself) were released from running it.

I ended up running the new quests cold during the Sunday morning slot, though people seemed to have a good time!

Haha, I think he was just making a joke about his appearance, demeanor, and energy level. Glad things went well with the quests, responses seem very positive on them. I enjoyed Silverhex last year run by VC Chad from Kentucky.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, New Hampshire—Merrimack

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Validorn wrote:

Great thread!

I apologize that I did not catch the name, but the great wizard GM running Out of Anarchy Saturday at 1pm. The voices of Papov and Madge, in particular, were hilarious and perfect. Thank you for putting up with my fake Russian accent!

That's GM Harpwizard, Bill Tobin the VC of Vermont and New Hampshire. If he doesn't see this I'll pass it on!

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Removed a post. Let's keep this thread centered around our awesome GMs! :)

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka mogmismo

Want to make a shout-out to Sean Ennis, VL of San Diego. He ran our True Dragons table, and we presented him with quite a challenge. 3 very experienced players, all of whom were very tired and one of whom (me) had absolutely no voice left. All standard GenCon, until we added in two small children with just a little Pathfinder knowledge. He handled this situation admirably, made the children giggle out loud with a particularly funny NPC, but still gave the adults enough of the thick backplot to keep us interested. Thanks for running for us, Sean.

Scarab Sages

Michael Tracey wrote:
Want to make a shout-out to Sean Ennis, VL of San Diego. He ran our True Dragons table, and we presented him with quite a challenge. 3 very experienced players, all of whom were very tired and one of whom (me) had absolutely no voice left. All standard GenCon, until we added in two small children with just a little Pathfinder knowledge. He handled this situation admirably, made the children giggle out loud with a particularly funny NPC, but still gave the adults enough of the thick backplot to keep us interested. Thanks for running for us, Sean.

Thanks for the shout-out. That was one of my favorite tables to run this GenCon, and the kids made it even more fun. It was great running for you guys.

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Hi, my name is Michael and I am a Pathfinder gamer. This is my first post.

A big thank you to Leslie Vanderhart, VC for Fort Wayne, IN. She ran our kobold table and put up with our shenanigans. Her charming personality, good humor and improv skills made this the best play experience we had at GenCon.

And a thank you to all the GMs and volunteers who gave their time and effort to make the Sagamore ballroom a successful organized play experience.


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Seth Gipson wrote:

I didnt play a single game of PFS all weekend long while at Gencon, but I want to give a shout-out anyway.

Im the guy in the orange who mustered the Phantom Phenomena quests for pretty much the whole time, and aside from a few slight hiccups, the GMs assigned to running the quests did an amazing job. We passed out probably 200+ new player numbers over those 4 days, and passed out more than 100 chronicles. It was great to see so many people finish one quest and jump back in line immediately to get to another.

During the Friday night special alone, we sat 21 separate tables worth of players to run through these quests, and thats just from 700-1030 when we stopped seating people.

You gals and guys did a fantastic job and should be proud of the way you showed off the product and got people interested in the game! Not to start a edition war, but we even had one person say they werent going back to 5e after playing through one quest ccause the preparedness and expertise of the GM they sat under with us was so much better than with WotC.

Thanks for making my weekend as enjoyable as it was!

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The folks running the quests and the folks running the kids tracks did an excellent job. I (long armed dork in orange) remember looking out at some of the kids tracks tables and seeing some of them just bouncing with joy. At least three parents brought their kids back on Friday because they had so much fun on Thursday. Kudos also to Lucas for announcing the win condition in character while 'knighting' all these junior players.

I too saw multiple tables get up from the quest and jump back in line, including a family of four who only came in because they didn't have tickets for the event they planned to attend. They stayed almost the rest of the evening. Another grognard (older than me-a red box grognard) was only joining because his friends did and 'nothing compares to my teenage games anymore...' until now. He came out beaming, and said
this GM made the con for him. Not the game. Not the night. The GM made the CON for him.

Well done all :)

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

Who was the 12 year old boy that GM'd?


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I attended Gen Con with my girlfriend and a couple friends, and we played in Caedmon Tracey's Sunday morning Between the Lines game. We all agreed that he was not only the best GM any of us had at the convention, but the best GM any of us had ever had at ANY convention.

—His rules knowledge was exemplary.
—He'd extensively prepped the scenario..
—He kept track of time and was conscious of pacing.

However, none of that was what made him great. Tracey's role-playing choices were right on and consistently interesting. The energy and creativity of his portrayals really set him apart: the screeching semi-sanity of his gnolls; the smack-talking Div; the extravagant self-involvement of our patron; the quiet intensity of the seance. It was clear he'd given a lot of deep thought to portraying the people and creatures of his world, and he made that world real.

If you ever get a chance to play in a Caedmon Tracey game, jump at it. He's that good.

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Qstor wrote:

Who was the 12 year old boy that GM'd?

If you mean a Quest GM, he was the (2-star) son of Del Collins, 5-star VC from SC. Del can give out his first name if he wants.

I'll admit, I was a bit worried there might be people who had a problem with his age, but I didnt hear any complaints and at least half of the people who he GMed for jumped back in line to play again, so he must have been doing a good job. :)


Yolande d'Bar wrote:

I attended Gen Con with my girlfriend and a couple friends, and we played in Caedmon Tracey's Sunday morning Between the Lines game. We all agreed that he was not only the best GM any of us had at the convention, but the best GM any of us had ever had at ANY convention.

—His rules knowledge was exemplary.
—He'd extensively prepped the scenario..
—He kept track of time and was conscious of pacing.

However, none of that was what made him great. Tracey's role-playing choices were right on and consistently interesting. The energy and creativity of his portrayals really set him apart: the screeching semi-sanity of his gnolls; the smack-talking Div; the extravagant self-involvement of our patron; the quiet intensity of the seance. It was clear he'd given a lot of deep thought to portraying the people and creatures of his world, and he made that world real.

If you ever get a chance to play in a Caedmon Tracey game, jump at it. He's that good.

I'm a member of the Asheville Pathfinder Lodge, and Caedmon is a regular GM for us there, and he is *always* that good. Three or four of my more memorable PFS moments have been on Caedmon's tables, including a 90 minute philosophical debate during "the Stolen Heir".

If you're ever in AVL, we'd love it if you dropped in - We've got lots of great GMs.

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Paul_Maplesden wrote:
I'm a member of the Asheville Pathfinder Lodge, and Caedmon is a regular GM for us there, and he is *always* that good. Three or four of my more memorable PFS moments have been on Caedmon's tables, including a 90 minute philosophical debate during "the Stolen Heir".

Ugh. Worst secondary success condition. Ever.

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Qstor wrote:

My friend commented as we were leaving that Brett Sweeney did a great job with Returned to the Sky on Sunday

Thank your friend for me for the kind words! This GenCon was my favorite in recent history, due in large part to the positive players that I had at each of my tables. That Returned to Sky table was a lot of fun, and I got to see some great roleplaying and ingenuity by the players. I'm glad that your friend enjoyed it!

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I'd also like to shout out to AJ (sorry, I don't remember your last name!) who was my GM for The Sky Key Solution at Tier 10-11. The table was full of fantastic players, but AJ in particular was able to smoothly run a scenario after we jerks sat down and asked him to run a tier that he didn't have prepared. His role-playing was spot-on and felt like a dialogue, not a flat response to skill checks. I'd love to see what he can do when not blindsided. :)

Dark Archive 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Minnesota—Twin Cities Metro South

Thanks for the kind words Brett!

I still blame your ally for how we learned breath of life doesn't work on Dampyrs!

edit - you and the guys deserve alot of the credit for that table being one of my favorite of the weekend - 6 fantastic roleplayers.

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I want to say that Seth Gipson did an amazing job organizing the quest tables throughout the whole weekend. I GM'd a few of the slots during the specials, and I wanted for nothing. He even had sets of dice available for new players, and he made sure his GMs had whatever they needed. Great job Seth.

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Micah Gates (VC-Memphis) did a great job wrangling a bunch of serious wierdos at our Sunday morning Serpents Rise table. A bunch of power-mad lunatics given the opportunity to play Aspis agents? That is a serious recipe for insanity. Even so, he kept us all moving along nicely. That was one of the most enjoyable PFS tables I have had the pleasure of joining.

3/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Ohio—Dayton aka Athos710

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I wish I had written down names....

My GM for Serpents Rise got 3 kinetisists dropped on him, without knowing much about the new class. If you're out there and remember the short people party (4 dwarves, a gnome, and Yoon) thanks for being able to run things smoothly when we weren't the tier you were prepped for.

Saturday morning at a Core table of Wounded Wisp I saw the best RP of NPCs I have ever seen. The GM said he'd run it ~30 times and it showed. While my Qadiran Paladin is still very confused by the strange customs of Absolom, I hope the Fire Beetle God is out there ruling justly.

WW NPCs:
That Asmodean cleric is my new standard for roleplaying, the Drendle Drang was just how I've imagined him, and the Boretusk twins still make me smile.

Dark Archive 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Athos, I assume you meant Siege of Serpents? (serpents rise was pregens)!

However, it is good to hear you had a great time!

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka mogmismo

Athos, I suspect your wounded wisp GM was Nick Baumiester, Venture Leutenant of Fayetteville, NC. He has been known to RP a good Asmodean cleric, and has mastered the wounded wisp. (+ I heard about the fire beetle's shenanigans with a particular starstone)

3/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Ohio—Dayton aka Athos710

Oops, yeah Jack Brown. That'll teach me to look at chronicle sheets. Speaking of which, while the others' signatures are illegible, it was Nick from NC for Wisp.

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I'd like to thank my GM for Siege of Serpents, True Dragons and Serpent's Rise, a wonderful GM named Robert. He didn't kill our first table despite the fact we were downright awful, and he handled the second and third table amazingly despite the sheer powergaming capabilities of those tables (I didn't have the same group for the last two).

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

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That's our boy Robert "Bobby" Pepka--Glav on the boards. He's a Washington treasure, both as a GM and a player. Those specials actually helped him get his 5th star at GenCon this year! So thanks for helping him out!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

Validorn wrote:

Great thread!

VC Michael VanHossen?, Wounded Wisp Thursday morning. I played with a group who was very new to Pathfinder of whom also confessed a knack for falling under bizarre circumstances and general shenanigans. Staying true to their warnings (and apologies) the run was a lot of fun and Michael was very patient and friendly throughout the scenario.

It was a pleasure to run for you and your group! Look for me again next year at GenCon; I'll be glad to run again for all of you!


I'd like to thank the Australian GM who ran True Dragons of Absalom. Not only was he probably the best GM I've ever seen but I'm also pretty sure he is an actual wizard.

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Mark Stratton wrote:
claudekennilol wrote:
Saturday we had a GM from Australia who did a great job. He painted the scene well and really painted out the combat scenes for us.
It may have been Daniel Floyd.

If he was overtly loud and it was a session of The Wounded Wisp then it was probably me. Glad you had a good time!

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Timrod wrote:
I'd like to thank the Australian GM who ran True Dragons of Absalom. Not only was he probably the best GM I've ever seen but I'm also pretty sure he is an actual wizard.

I believe that might have been Daniel Pink.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Pennsylvania—York aka Balkin

Wish I knew the GM's name from my Saturday afternoon #7-03 Session but the reporting online has no date and no name for the GM! The table was Orange 22.

Anyway, he ran an excellent game all around. I definitely chose the wrong character to play for the scenario but we made it work! No question, the best scenario I played at GenCon!

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Timrod wrote:
I'd like to thank the Australian GM who ran True Dragons of Absalom. Not only was he probably the best GM I've ever seen but I'm also pretty sure he is an actual wizard.

Glad you had a good time. Your table was a pleasure to GM. All rumors of actual wizardly powers are greatly exaggerated.


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I'd actually like to thank the GM who sat one table over from me on the night of Siege of Serpents. I was drawing my final maps shortly before seating began, and I realized, to my dismay, that the marker I was using was very hard to see on the map. The GM took time away from his own prep to find me a working marker.

Its a small thing, but it means a lot. Clear maps help the players, and they help the GM, and specials are the one time you want to do your best for the players. I didn't catch your name GM, but thanks again!

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Northern

LilyHaze wrote:

I'd actually like to thank the GM who sat one table over from me on the night of Siege of Serpents. I was drawing my final maps shortly before seating began, and I realized, to my dismay, that the marker I was using was very hard to see on the map. The GM took time away from his own prep to find me a working marker.

Its a small thing, but it means a lot. Clear maps help the players, and they help the GM, and specials are the one time you want to do your best for the players. I didn't catch your name GM, but thanks again!

I don't know if you were the one I helped, but just before Siege, I did loan an overhead marker to the GM at the next table as he was preparing his map.

It wasn't a big deal - we're all in it together to make that special go off well. I was happy to help (and if it was another GM who helped you, good for them,too - we should help one another!)

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Alex McGuire wrote:
I'd like to thank my GM for Siege of Serpents, True Dragons and Serpent's Rise, a wonderful GM named Robert. He didn't kill our first table despite the fact we were downright awful, and he handled the second and third table amazingly despite the sheer powergaming capabilities of those tables (I didn't have the same group for the last two).
Walter Sheppard wrote:
That's our boy Robert "Bobby" Pepka--Glav on the boards. He's a Washington treasure, both as a GM and a player. Those specials actually helped him get his 5th star at GenCon this year! So thanks for helping him out!

Thanks guys! :-)

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jhallum wrote:
claudekennilol wrote:

I played From Under Ice at Scotty's on Wednesday and Andrew Hoskins (its author) did a great job. He literally had the best terrain I've ever had the opportunity to play a game on. He also got called out during the Saturday special for having great terrain and from my one experience he definitely deserves it. He also really got into the characters and did an awesome job RP'ing for us.

We had him on Friday morning, and he suffered nobly through the first play through of our four half-orc triplets. If Andrew reads this: the terrain was amazing, you did a great job, we had a great time, and we loved the scenario. As I said afterward, I'm playing this one here soon!

Thanks so much! I had a ton of fun putting together the terrain for that. A friend of mine and I are planning something even more spectacular for next year's GenCon.

It's going to be....

Spoiler:
Not going to tell you!


Sean Ennis wrote:
Michael Tracey wrote:
Want to make a shout-out to Sean Ennis, VL of San Diego. He ran our True Dragons table, and we presented him with quite a challenge. 3 very experienced players, all of whom were very tired and one of whom (me) had absolutely no voice left. All standard GenCon, until we added in two small children with just a little Pathfinder knowledge. He handled this situation admirably, made the children giggle out loud with a particularly funny NPC, but still gave the adults enough of the thick backplot to keep us interested. Thanks for running for us, Sean.
Thanks for the shout-out. That was one of my favorite tables to run this GenCon, and the kids made it even more fun. It was great running for you guys.

Congrats on your 5th Sean.

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A lot of awesome GMs at GenCon the past two years. Last year's batch, unfortunately, have fled my failing memory.

This year, though... (have to use reporting IDs for the most part, as I was a doofus and didn't take down names!)

'NoirAngel' ran 'From Under Ice' for us at Scotty's in the first slot Wednesday and it was a blast. It was definitely a fun scenario and hadn't realized until a good two-thirds of the way into the module that I might have a boon on my character that would be beneficial. The look in the GM's eyes was one of amazed delight and shock.

GM: "That's an old module, hardly anyone ever gets THAT one anymore. Awesome. But you'll have to be careful how to use it..."

Me: "Because used at the wrong spot will get us very dead very fast no saving throw?"

GM: *quiet sage nod*

On Thursday it was kind of a blur, but Scions III run by 'LoboStele' was rather entertaining, especially in how we managed to secure the second success condition. Wow. Just... Wow.

Thursday night, at the special, our GM (VC Steve Mulhern from Milwaukee, WI) had gone the extra mile and had all the maps printed up in advance. This dramatically streamlined our play experience which was a huge assist as we were struggling through some of the encounters given that a third of our table was 'playing up'.

Friday night's special, our GM was Joe Kirner, and he adapted on the fly to some seriously... disturbing character builds that had sat at the table. He even tried to fit rp in as best he could, but the event was almost moving 'too fast' for him to even read box text at some points. Good on him for helping us keep on track, though!

Saturday morning bright and early I was back for my -1's adventure to Tar Kuata (as he's a cleric of Irori, it was ideal) Our GM (not sure who) took the spirit of the module and ran us through it, and definitely felt like I got the experience that was intended when the module was written.

Saturday afternoon I was on the bubble about playing The Confirmation. I'm glad I leaned towards playing!

Our GM 'shaunac13' ran a nice tight table and ran us through things in that module that I'd NEVER ever seen happen in it. Would really appreciate having her as a GM again at some point!

However, as payback for over-doing it, and not finding any caffeine between slots, I began drifting off during True Dragons. Our GM (name unknown) for that one managed to coax me back to wakefulness in a polite fashion, and made sure to call on me *just enough* that I didn't fall back into slumber. Above and beyond on that one.

On Sunday morning, our GM 'raggedyavatar1116' was very understanding of our need to review our characters, and took some time out to let us do that. When the announcements about the Reward Roll line went off first he took a look around the table then let us go get our rolls in. Took a LOT of stress off, and some of the announcements were faded to white noise...

All of the GMs this year were on point and pro-active. The few rules discussions that came up at tables were instigated by players, and were quickly shut down by respective GMs. This was wonderfully refreshing as well.

HUGE thanks to all the GMs and volunteers from GenCon this year!

Grand Lodge Venture-Agent, North Carolina—Cary aka Dumagand

Michael Eshleman wrote:
Timrod wrote:
I'd like to thank the Australian GM who ran True Dragons of Absalom. Not only was he probably the best GM I've ever seen but I'm also pretty sure he is an actual wizard.
I believe that might have been Daniel Pink.

I dunno, there were a few Aussies at Gen Con, not many, and I did run True Dragons... not so sure it was me... lol

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*peers at the boilerplate post he puts up and hides!*

"Sorry about that!

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