Lending rerolls to other players


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Shadow Lodge 1/5 ⦵⦵

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Whenever I share a folio, I make a point to suggest that the player purchase a folio...

Most of the people I know who share folios do the same thing.. and there have been a fair number of folio purchases because of this...

I would have to argue, from my limited experience, that it encourages players to buy their own... and possibly an extra 1 or 2...


Aristophanes wrote:


I guess since I've never seen any sort of pressure to donate a reroll, it's not really something I think of as a problem.

Do you think that might change if it were officially allowed? I've only seen a reroll shared in one game (the same game the social expectation arose).

Shadow Lodge

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Tempest_Knight wrote:

When ever I share a folio, I make a point to suggest that the player purchase a folio...

Most of the people I know who share folios do the same thing.. and there have been a fair number of folio purchases because of this...

I would have to argue, from my limited experience, that it encourages players to buy their own... and possibly an extra 1 or 2...

This is my experience also. And my FLGS has them very conveniently displayed for quick sales.

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

N N 959 wrote:
Aristophanes wrote:


I guess since I've never seen any sort of pressure to donate a reroll, it's not really something I think of as a problem.
Do you think that might change if it were officially allowed? I've only seen a reroll shared in one game (the same game the social expectation arose).

I really don't think so, no. Of course I'm in a weird area, so take that with an appropriately-sized grain of salt.

I guess my approach would be just to not say anything and let it keep happening without explicitly commenting on it one way or the other.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

N N 959 wrote:
As an aside on the subject of newbie player retention, PFS should offer a boon to anyone who loses their XXXX-1 character at 1st level.

There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.

I've been at a table where two of the four new players elected to use that boon to heal other members of their party; those are the kind of people I'm happy to see joining the ranks of the Pathfinder Society!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.

Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.

Grand Lodge 4/5

Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.

Last con I went to handed them out to the couple of new folks.

Shadow Lodge 1/5 ⦵⦵

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

I know we had them at Emerald City Comic Con...

4/5

Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook, Starfinder Maps Subscriber
Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.

Venture officers can get access to them. If you need some talk to your local VO.

Scarab Sages Venture-Agent, Washington—Ballard aka WiseWolfOfYoitsu

Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.
Venture officers can get access to them. If you need some talk to your local VO.

From my understanding, these are currently Con only boons, to help pull new players into PFS.

Shiny new 4th star =D

Sovereign Court Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka Yasumoto

I've given my re-roll to another player who would've otherwise been in a bad spot before (several times, for what it's worth)- it ate up my use, but I was glad to be able to help out the wider group while wearing the shirt.

Scarab Sages 4/5

Steven G. wrote:
Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.
Venture officers can get access to them. If you need some talk to your local VO.

From my understanding, these are currently Con only boons, to help pull new players into PFS.

Shiny new 4th star =D

Well, congratulations on star 4! I still have twenty some scenarios to go until I get there.

The Exchange 5/5

Kazmarok wrote:
Steven G. wrote:
Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.
Venture officers can get access to them. If you need some talk to your local VO.

From my understanding, these are currently Con only boons, to help pull new players into PFS.

Shiny new 4th star =D

Well, congratulations on star 4! I still have twenty some scenarios to go until I get there.

Don't neglect your Specials!

Otherwise you end With 4 stars, enough games for the 5th - and noticing that you are less than half way to that 5th star! only 4 specials out of 6 :-(, oh, well. It only took me 6 years to get the 4 I have, I should be able to get the other 6 by season ...16?

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

Steven G. wrote:
Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
John Francis wrote:


There is now a "Welcome to Pathfinder!" boon which is intended to be handed out to new players (and can only be applied to their -1 character). It offers a choice between various forms of healing, etc.
Off topic a little bit but has this actually been released? I can't find the darn thing anywhere.
Venture officers can get access to them. If you need some talk to your local VO.

From my understanding, these are currently Con only boons, to help pull new players into PFS.

Shiny new 4th star =D

I asked Tonya about this, and was told the New Player boon was not limited to conventions, but could be given out at game days, regular store sessions, etc. - anywhere there were players new to Pathfinder Society.

P.S. Congratulations that new 4th star!


John Francis wrote:
I asked Tonya about this, and was told the New Player boon was not limited to conventions, but could be given out at game days, regular store sessions, etc. - anywhere there were players new to Pathfinder Society.

How do we get ahold of these boons?

Sovereign Court 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Missouri—St. Louis aka bluesman95

Yes how do we obtain these for new players would of been nice last weekend for the event i ran we had 4 new players who had a lot of fun and hopefully will return soon.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka JohnF

I'd ask your local VO; they should be able to get them for you. I'm not sure of the exact mechanism for fulfillment, because we got ours bundled in with a convention support package; just pass the request up the chain.

Scarab Sages 3/5 Venture-Agent

Congrats on the 4th star!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

Huh, okay. Well, thanks! I will try to keep that in mind for the future... my newbie has gone and played another PFS game before mine, so he's no longer eligible. I think!

4/5

Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook, Starfinder Maps Subscriber
Terminalmancer wrote:
Huh, okay. Well, thanks! I will try to keep that in mind for the future... my newbie has gone and played another PFS game before mine, so he's no longer eligible. I think!

They can apply it if they are on their first character and that character has less than 3xp. So still safe with 2 games. Talk to your local VO about getting the boon.

5/5 Venture-Agent, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Azothath

I don't believe you can lend out your reroll (player to player).

Sharing resources topic (such as shirt/items that give a reroll) is handled elsewhere (see the Guide and campaign coordinator's posts I did a quick scan for posts but only saw hearsay.) but basically the people should either be related, in a social relationship, or in a small group of friends that consistently game together.

GMs have some leeway as they want the game to be challenging and fun.

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
Huh, okay. Well, thanks! I will try to keep that in mind for the future... my newbie has gone and played another PFS game before mine, so he's no longer eligible. I think!
They can apply it if they are on their first character and that character has less than 3xp. So still safe with 2 games. Talk to your local VO about getting the boon.

I got mine from my VC to hand out to new players at my location.

Scarab Sages Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka skyshark

BLUF: Yes, only if they are level 4 and below.

I allow lending if the characters are level 4 and below and it is a life or death situation. Mainly because most characters at that level do not have the PP available for the Raise Dead; potentially due to the ever popular purchasing of CLW wands with PP. Unless the player has done something stupid, I try and pull punches that prevent character death that usually involves but not limited to the character not being able to participate until they get back to town at which point they are brought back at 1 HP or permanently unconscious until the end of the scenario.

Characters at level 5 and above, I do not allow the lending of rerolls or items at all. At this point, the players themselves have invested enough time into society that if they want bonus rolls they can purchase the Paizo products that get them such benefits.

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

Technically it's not allowed, but if I'm GMing and have my VC shirt on or a Pathfinder shirt on, I'll lend the re-roll to a player without a re-roll particularly if they're new, with the other players consent.


I've seen a player drop four folios on a table and announce that all the other people had rerolls because he had the folios - he seemed rather upset when I refused to take one.

1/5

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I saw on here the 'One cent deposit rule', not this thread, but boom, problem solved.

ie, player 'deposits' a penny (or smaller denomination coin for those folks in Canada, etc) to the person with the folio, and then provided it's intact at the end of the scenario, player returns folio, player gets penny back.

Personally, if someone spent the money to have four or five folios on 'standby', I'd let it fly as a GM, the money is spent, the community is served, and it encourages folks to get their own (thus more money spent for those who are counting it).

The alternative would be rather distasteful... "Oh, yeah, I've got this reroll, but since you don't have a folio or a shirt or a messenger bag or whatnot, you don't get one, so sorry." That would drive away new players or those who aren't sure about Society play, when the mantra is Explore. Report. Cooperate.

5/5 Venture-Agent, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Azothath

Neriathale wrote:
I've seen a player drop four folios on a table and announce that all the other people had rerolls because he had the folios - he seemed rather upset when I refused to take one.

(putting on some pink glasses) it was nice that he brought several for everyone to take home. I've given folios away out of my own pocket change too 8^)

why ask your GM to do questionable things or turn a blind eye? Just do the right thing for $10. You don't ask the cleric or paladin of sarenrae to use your death knell wand to buff...

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