Con Report: PaizoCon 2016


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On a rainy cold but cloudy Friday, I trekked out for PaizoCon. It was nice to see some old faces and some new ones. I run into Mark Seifter, who's a designer on the RPG side but loves the card game and chatted a bit about the new Pathfinder Adventures. I got to meet Eliandra Giltessan as well. I hope to head out to one of the HawkCons if I get a chance.

Obsidian was there with their bits - Nathan and Stephanie were there, Stephanie is the QA lead on the project. It's due to her tireless work that the game isn't more buggy (and yes, there can be more bugs). I was in their panel and they talked about more treasure chests and more adventures, as well as the possibility of other base sets. But all in due time.

I played in cartmanbeck and Theryon Stormrune's special - Tanis ran our game, and due to the fact that our 4th member was a no-show, Tanis was playing with us. Sarah Bull and PrisonerSix were the other two members on our goblin team. It is immensely fun and you should play in it if you get a chance - the last scenario is pretty nasty, heheh. Cartmanbeck, you're pretty evil. So much fun trying to be a goblin and killing longshanks. We would have been really happy with just that, but we also got an ACG reward for it as well - Theryon/Tanis may or may not be able to tell you more about it. Let's just say it's amazingly amazing. In addition, Theryon gave me a custom card he printed from DriveThru, it's a really cool card :)

I missed the PACG panel because I was working but Theryon Stormrune can fill you in. I demoed Mummy's Mask a bunch of times, you'll like it as much as you'll dread what's around the corner.

Banquet was great. I sat down with Cosmo, who talked about the origin of the Blame Cosmo meme (if you don't know what it is, look at the "overheard at the Paizo office" thread). Previews have been covered in other PaizoCon threads, but PFSACG specific: there's ACG boons now, 2 generic and 4 season-based: the 4 ACG boons give you amazing powers, but have big costs associated with them.

I was formally introduced to some of the other Venture Officers (thanks Preston and others!), and got to play with a lot of cool people. If I forgot to mention you, I apologize, but thanks everyone for making this so much fun and unforgettable!


Hey, thanks for the report!
I'm curious about the goblin scenarios, are you allowed to share some insights?

My only option to play them would be if they are available to purchase at some point, so it would be interesting to know which base set they need.
Also, how many scenarios did the session consist of?


4 scenarios, it uses a modified Runelords base set.

There's a bit of an issue with it; it was created by cartmanbeck and Theryon but uses Paizo IP, so there's legal issues to sort out. You'll have to ask any of cartmanbeck, Theryon or Tanis about releases.

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No releasing the content. I talked about it here.

I'm going to continue.


Thanks for the quick answer!
My guess is that the scenarios will be incorporated into the ominous season of the goblins that was somehow announced at paizocon?
...at least thats what I read between the lines in the forum posts.

Anyway, I'm sure I will see an announcement in this direction if it ever comes up, and since I own the RotR set, my interest will remain high.

If cartmanbeck, theryon, or tanis look into this thread and feel like sharing any future plans, I'll be happy, but I won't bug them about it. :)

EDIT:

Theryon Stormrune wrote:

No releasing the content. I talked about it here.

I'm going to continue.

Oh, I see. Well, that's too bad for me I guess, but I'm glad everyone liked the special you prepared!

Since tanis was involved, I hope your work will inspire her for the goblins mini season so that some part can reach me this way at least. :)
Thanks for the quick answer!


Even though the We Be Goblins scenarios will not be released, Season of the Goblin will, so you'll be able to play official goblin scenarios regardless, and there are 2 class decks that support it as well!


zeroth_hour2 wrote:

On a rainy cold but cloudy Friday, I trekked out for PaizoCon. It was nice to see some old faces and some new ones. I run into Mark Seifter, who's a designer on the RPG side but loves the card game and chatted a bit about the new Pathfinder Adventures. I got to meet Eliandra Giltessan as well. I hope to head out to one of the HawkCons if I get a chance.

Obsidian was there with their bits - Nathan and Stephanie were there, Stephanie is the QA lead on the project. It's due to her tireless work that the game isn't more buggy (and yes, there can be more bugs). I was in their panel and they talked about more treasure chests and more adventures, as well as the possibility of other base sets. But all in due time.

I played in cartmanbeck and Theryon Stormrune's special - Tanis ran our game, and due to the fact that our 4th member was a no-show, Tanis was playing with us. Sarah Bull and PrisonerSix were the other two members on our goblin team. It is immensely fun and you should play in it if you get a chance - the last scenario is pretty nasty, heheh. Cartmanbeck, you're pretty evil. So much fun trying to be a goblin and killing longshanks. We would have been really happy with just that, but we also got an ACG reward for it as well - Theryon/Tanis may or may not be able to tell you more about it. Let's just say it's amazingly amazing. In addition, Theryon gave me a custom card he printed from DriveThru, it's a really cool card :)

I missed the PACG panel because I was working but Theryon Stormrune can fill you in. I demoed Mummy's Mask a bunch of times, you'll like it as much as you'll dread what's around the corner.

Banquet was great. I sat down with Cosmo, who talked about the origin of the Blame Cosmo meme (if you don't know what it is, look at the "overheard at the Paizo office" thread). Previews have been covered in other PaizoCon threads, but PFSACG specific: there's ACG boons now, 2 generic and 4 season-based: the 4 ACG boons give you amazing powers, but have big costs...

1. dang. I missed Theyrons promo card. May i get 5 of them?

2. PFSACG boons are new to me. How to obtain those?

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Myfly wrote:
1. dang. I missed Theyrons promo card. May i get 5 of them?

I'll check to see if they're public on DriveThruCards, MyFly. If they aren't, I'll switch them over.

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2. PFSACG boons are new to me. How to obtain those?

They're actually now called Boons for PFS RPG and Rewards for PFS ACG. But they're essentially the same thing. When you play an ACG session at a convention, you are given a marker (a wooden chip for PaizoCon and for GenCon) that you turn in to the prize booth. Then you roll on a chart to see which Reward you get. If you roll a 19 or 20 and confirm (get another 19 or 20), you can get a free base set or some other prize.

So you'd need to participate in an officially sponsored convention or event. (Meaning that it doesn't have to be PaizoCon or GenCon but the venture officer(s) supporting the event need to have gotten Rewards for use with the event.)

Hope that helps.

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Great to meet you, Zeroth_hour! I now know you do not look like Agna! We would love to see you at a HawkCon! The next one on July 23 will either have a lower level table or will be the perfect opportunity to bring a level 5 pregen, as we're starting Adventure 5!

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I did make both the Theryon Stormrune Ally card and the My Fly Barrier card public.

I have to redo a couple of cards (or just write errata) for a couple of cards in the WBG adventure. I'm going to debrief with cmb tomorrow night. We'll be providing Tanis with updated documents within the next few days. She can incorporate what she wants into the Season of the Goblin.

Oh, and I am mailing cmb's reward today. LOL


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You can find out a bit more about PFSACG rewards in yesterday's blog post and even see an example.

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Does anyone else get, "The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area."?


James McKendrew wrote:
Does anyone else get, "The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area."?

Yep.


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James McKendrew wrote:
Does anyone else get, "The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area."?

Yes, I got permissions error


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For which link? They work fine for me.

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The example link fails. The blog entry comes up, but with no images (except the Pathfinder Society logo at the top, and the Season of the Storms logo near the bottom). The images are links, as usual, but if I click on the space left by any of the missing ones, I get the above error.


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Huh. I can see the image both in the blog and via the link even when not signed in or when incognito.


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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
Huh. I can see the image both in the blog and via the link even when not signed in or when incognito.

C'mon, you think the Paizo computers don't always know you're Hawkmoon?


They worked for me in one place but not another; create a post in website feedback, perhaps?

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jones314 wrote:
Hawkmoon269 wrote:
Huh. I can see the image both in the blog and via the link even when not signed in or when incognito.
C'mon, you think the Paizo computers don't always know you're Hawkmoon?

Once an AI, always an AI ...

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zeroth_hour2 wrote:
They worked for me in one place but not another; create a post in website feedback, perhaps?

Perhaps the one place had the images cached, and the other didn't?

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Looking into it.

Technology Manager

Should be showing now guys.

Grand Lodge

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Not for me... I even tried a different browser that'd never been to the page. In an incognito tab, no less.


Works for me now.

Grand Lodge

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Huh. Works from my phone. Must just be this machine. Thanks!

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
You can find out a bit more about PFSACG rewards in yesterday's blog post and even see an example.

In any case, I think there were 6 different PFS ACG Rewards for playing in the seasons and the WBG! special reward. I think I got 4 of the regular rewards and one of the special rewards.

I'm glad to see that this side of PFS is being supported as well as it has at this point. I met someone at PaizoCon, a GM, that thought the app should have come out first before the physical card game. And that he thought the card game was a waste of space at PaizoCon since there were always empty tables and it would be dead in a couple years. I could feel the heat welling up and my Dexter-like instincts starting to whisper things to me. Everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter how wrong they are. I'm looking forward to a long term friendship with the ACG and the Pathfinder Society. And I'm looking forward to seeing these people again next year and hopefully a lot more people wanting to play.

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It is worth noting that we had several people who had never played PACG before stop by to try it and then play all weekend. And for a couple of slots, all the tables were full.

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Sounds like a great time! (My fiancee wants to try to make PaizoCon next year, so hapless me may get dragged along. Alas!) I'm getting more and more hyped for GenCon!

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James McKendrew wrote:
Huh. Works from my phone. Must just be this machine. Thanks!

You might have the bad data cached on that machine. If so, clearing your browser's cache should make it work.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
James McKendrew wrote:
Huh. Works from my phone. Must just be this machine. Thanks!
You might have the bad data cached on that machine. If so, clearing your browser's cache should make it work.

That was my thought, too, but doing that on the work machine would disturb my workflow somewhat drastically. I've seen what I wanna see, now, though. Thanks!

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