Making a PFS Player Survey


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Sczarni 4/5

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Hello everyone,

I kinda came up with idea to create a short 2-3 pages long PFS survey aimed at players in our local area. The objective would be to gain some insight into their current pleasure or displeasure with our local community, PFS in general, scenario's and GM's, so we are trying to come up with the list of "good to ask" questions for them. We could use some minor help with those.

So far, I'v come up with few general questions; how pleased are players with PFS community, how much informed are they about it and how problematic do rules seem for them and how pleased are they with the scenarios. (this is just general description of those questions)

Thanks upfront for responses :)

Adam

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I would probably also include:

  • How many characters do you have?
  • What's your highest level character?
  • What Tiers would you like to see more of?
  • Do you feel there are any barriers to GMing?
  • If a small fee was collected for playing (say $1/player), and that money was used to purchase GMing supplies, would you support that?

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    Great idea - the more responsive a Lodge is to its players, the better it does overall.

    I would ask about what it would take to get a player to GM - you may find that by running the GM101 or 201 courses, you get a bunch more GMs which are usually the limiting factor to how many games you can run.

    I agree with Nefreet as well, although I would run any suggestion of a fee past your venue first, though - as soon as money becomes an issue, it can become an issue. You don't want your landlord to think you're getting rich using their space for free (even though that isn't the case). Best to avoid misunderstandings.

    Good luck!

    Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

    The fee suggestion, assuming your area doesn't already charge for tables, ideally would just get funneled back to the store to purchase said GMing supplies.

    In my area, we have an annual picnic gameday, and the last two years I've asked for donations. That money went towards printing chronicle sheets and purchasing flipmats for GMs, which we keep on site.

    But the survey would gauge whether that conversation would even work in your area.

    Sczarni 4/5

    We are collecting donations sometimes which are usually 1$, but this isn't that common, we tend to forget it often. It's mostly for small expenses; printing, markers, etc. Nobody minded it so far I believe.

    I did plan to include several questions which would give additional information on how to stimulate more potential GMs.

    Thanks again for responses so far,

    Adam

    Sovereign Court 2/5 RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    How long have you been in PFS?

    How long do you think a session should last? (you can use this information to schedule more scenarios that have a reputation for being quick or for running long)

    Is there anything you'd like to play that you don't know how?

    What region, faction, or important NPC would you like to see more of in scenarios?

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    Nefreet wrote:

    I would probably also include:

  • How many characters do you have?
  • What's your highest level character?
  • What Tiers would you like to see more of?
  • Do you feel there are any barriers to GMing?
  • If a small fee was collected for playing (say $1/player), and that money was used to purchase GMing supplies, would you support that?
  • Is the fee mandatory? I've been playing for only a couple of months (was looking to get into D&D but was told PF was cheaper due to the core rulebook) and if I was told that I would have had to pay a dollar every time I sat down that would have been a deal breaker. However, if all the GM's I go to game with are saying that they are willing to collect donations that go toward a general fund to help new and/or down on their luck GM's that are victims of 50's era teenagers complete with leather jackets and greased back hair I might just give a dollar every couple of weeks. :)

    Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

    Lord Laird Bates wrote:
    Is the fee mandatory?

    The topic of this thread is "Making a PFS Player Survey".

    One of the questions I was suggesting was "Would you support paying a small fee for GMing supplies?"

    The point of a survey is to collect the community's thoughts on a variety of topics.

    Dark Archive

    Nefreet wrote:
    Lord Laird Bates wrote:
    Is the fee mandatory?

    The topic of this thread is "Making a PFS Player Survey".

    One of the questions I was suggesting was "Would you support paying a small fee for GMing supplies?"

    The point of a survey is to collect the community's thoughts on a variety of topics.

    Apologies, I misunderstood, how about,

    -how often a week/month do you attend PFS?

    -would you be interested in or have you previously attended a home game version of PF?

    -If there was someone who would teach you, would you be more willing to GM?

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