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Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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I want to keep my GMing as light and unencumbered as possible, but hauling stuff seems to be part and parcel of being a GM.

For every game I GM, I haul the following:

  • 2 Medium-sized Chessex maps in their own carrying case

  • Paper minis (reprinted from Rich Burlew's kickstarter, monster for every season)

  • My iPad for:
    a) Pathfinder Rulebooks
    b) The Scenario I'm GMing
    c) Meetup Site of our PFS group to double check RSVPs and group calendar
    d) Calculator (for tier calculations or to figure out of tier gold)

  • My iphone for:
    a) Archives of Nethys
    b) Meetup if there is no wi-fi for iPad

  • Dice

  • GM bag that includes folders with:
    a) Chronicle & Session Reporting Sheets
    b) Faction Cards for new players
    c) Welcome to Pathfinder boons
    d) ITS printouts
    e) Player handouts for the current mission
    f) Wet erase markers
    g) Ruler
    h) Initiative Tracker board

    This is all fairly light, and can be carried by me into a store in a single trip. But I'm still hauling tons of stuff! If I go on a plane, I'm trying to imagine without success hauling my map case.

    What do you guys haul, and how do you haul it? How have you found ways to lighten your load?

    Hmm

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    whatevers in the black bag. I don't know until i get to the game. Sometimes it's last weeks paper plate and soda cup, sometimes it's dice and the adventure.

    Grand Lodge

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    Dice, Minis (though for Cons I usually use starburst, I know people like having the right thing, but I just don't have room), Scenario(s), a couple of blank maps and markers, my phone and charger, definitely a pencil and I try to have a pen. That's usually about it, if I know I have a place to plug in and wi-fi my laptop.

    Dark Archive

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

    Way too much

    - Hand drawn maps on large sheets of gridded paper in a carrying tube
    - A bag full of most of the physical books I own and gm screen (which is falling apart from the weight).
    - 10 pencils
    - Roll of paper towels
    - Tackle box with miniatures and markers
    - Bestiary box filled with my minis for the planned days adventures
    - Laptop with various pdfs / open windows with relevant prep info from google drive
    - Bag of dice
    - Phone for quick rules checks... which means I can probably cease bringing that huge bag of books with me.

    Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Virginia—Richmond aka Slothsy

    I tend to have:

    • Print copy of the scenario, monster stats, handouts, and chronicles
    • Physical copy of the CRB
    • My GM binder with most of the pregens, a copy of this season's guide, new player packets and some other things
    • Pre-drawn maps (typically on large 1" square graph paper
    • My dice roller tray and its set of dice
    • A scratch pad for taking notes + pencil and/or pen
    • A bag of Dove chocolates to serve as terrifying and delicious monsters (except the one time the monster was so big I bought a moon pie from the store's snack area...)
    • My phone, fully charged with the masterwork tools app/using the PRD as needed
    • If I remember - a spare power brick, fully charged

    It's a lot less these days than it used to be. If it's a special event, I'll try to borrow appropriate minis from a friend who owns them or pull pawns from my sister's collection.

    What I've found to be EXTRA helpful is to put together a 8.5x11 envelope once I prep a scenario and put the folded maps inside. It keeps everything compact in my bag and prevents some damage. For my Gen Con scenarios, I'll be making custom paper pawns, but those can easily be folded and put into the folders as well. These folders then go into a bin in my kitchen, so my two PFS-playing roommates and I aren't constantly printing the same scenario 4+ times.

    4/5

    Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

    I keep 2 small and 2 regular chessex maps in my "document tube" (~$10 at an office supply store), and then I've got my battle box. The battle box always comes along because it has all my characters, as well.

    Battle Box contents:
    Scenario handouts
    A few "readiness" materials (spare ITS, new player society #s, etc.)
    Tablet (I opt for a Surface over an iPad) from which I run the scenario and look up materials as needed
    Scissors
    Power Strip
    A pile of pawns and bases from my bestiary, NPC, and beginner's boxes
    Printed copies of errata docs as they come out
    Stick-tack
    Wet erase and dry erase markers
    Init tracker
    GM screen
    Still-in-plastic Folio for rerolls
    USB cable for charging Micro or USB-C devices (this comes up!)
    Condition Cards
    Spare writing utensils
    Calculator
    Mouse (for tablet)
    and, of course, dice

    Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

    1) My GMing folder, which always contains:


    • Pregens
    • Map of Golarion
    • Blank battlemat
    • Initiative tracking board
    • Welcome to PFS chronicles
    • Empty character sheets and ITS

    Into which I also put:


    • Printed version of the scenario
    • Extra notes, for example consolidated statblocks
    • Handouts
    • Chronicle sheets
    • Flipmats
    • Maps drawn on 1" graph paper

    Pencil case containing


    • Pens
    • Pencils, erasers, sharpeners
    • Dice bag
    • Whiteboard markers (black, red, blue)

    Screw/fish lure case(s) with printed/folded or bought paper minis:


    • Scenario appropriate
    • Iconics
    • My own PCs and a few odd races

    Altogether it's still fairly compact.

    The Exchange 5/5

    I use a rolling case (old ice chest - with a cloth cover with pockets, mesh pockets and zippered top holding more pockets and elastic tie-downs), with most of the things other people have listed...

    A couple unique things I have in it that other people have not mentioned...

    * scissors.
    * small bottle of white glue.
    * bag of 1" wooden cubes (for use as stairs, flight markers etc...)
    * plastic tube of 1" poker chips (numbered) to use a generic pawns.
    * bag of black construction paper squares in several sizes (2",3",4") to use as "Map covers" - toss them out to cover the map, and push them out of the way as the players reveal the map (also push them back over it as them move and the "darkness closes up behind them...")
    * breath mints or cinnamon gum... yeah, enough to share!


    In my backpack i keep. The adventure, an alternate adventure in case levels dont match or too many players, maps, markers, some minis, a gm screen, a reroll, pencils, and a ton of dice in a smaller bag.

    Big note: have a set or at least one hard to read D20, this will remove your players desire to look at what you roll. Not that you need to cheat but it ruins the dramatics if they realize that youve been hitting because you rolled 4 19s not because the enemies are that good.


    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

    I want to keep my GMing as light and unencumbered as possible, but hauling stuff seems to be part and parcel of being a GM.

    b) Faction Cards for new players
    c) Welcome to Pathfinder boons
    d) ITS printouts
    e) Player handouts for the current mission

    could you clarify what these above things are? I am new to GMing PFS

    5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

    Xaighen wrote:
    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

    I want to keep my GMing as light and unencumbered as possible, but hauling stuff seems to be part and parcel of being a GM.

    b) Faction Cards for new players
    c) Welcome to Pathfinder boons
    d) ITS printouts
    e) Player handouts for the current mission

    could you clarify what these above things are? I am new to GMing PFS

    b) Faction Cards for new players Linky

    -you get bonuses for doing things that are factiony, ie Libert's edge get bonuses for FREEEDOOOOOM for freeing slaves and whatnot.

    c) Dunno I imagine they have some personal boon stash.

    d) Inventory tracking sheet: a sheet that you're supposed to use to keep track of items in stock and in use. It's rather unweildy if you actually use consumables.

    e) Many scenarios come with letters that you are handed or find on dead bodies.

    c) Welcome to Pathfinder boons
    d) ITS printouts
    e) Player handouts for the current mission

    Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

    My bag of holding contains:

    3 bags of dice (2 personal, 1 loaner)
    Notepad
    2 mechanical pencils
    2 pens
    1 set of wet-erase markers
    1 pack of Dapper Devil colored bases
    GM stamp (initials and PFS#)
    Gamemastery Spell templates
    Pathfinder Character Folio
    Pathfinder Society Field Guide
    PFS Guild Guide
    1 tacklebox insert of minis
    PFS card

    Scenario specific flipmats/map packs/printouts/minis are added on case by case basis.

    4/5 Venture-Agent, Minnesota—St. Louis Park aka BretI

    Xaighen wrote:
    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
    c) Welcome to Pathfinder boons
    could you clarify what these above things are? I am new to GMing PFS

    The Welcome to Pathfinder boon is a new boon that can be used on someone's first level -1 character. It can only be used on the -1 character.

    Sort of a welcome gift. My understanding is that GMs can give them out at any public Pathfinder Society event. It doesn't have to be a convention or other special event.

    Shadow Lodge 5/5

    Let's see here...

    In a scrapbooking carry case my wife gave me:
    - A couple New Player folders


    • Character Sheet
    • ITS
    • Welcome to PFS Sheet containing locations/times in area of PFS games and contact information
    • New Character reference sheet
    • New PFS ID card

    - A bunch of blank character sheets/ITS
    - Map of Golarion
    - Pens, Markers(dry/wet erase/permenant), Pencils
    - Index Cards for tracking Initiative
    - My PFS card
    - New PFS ID cards
    - Condition Cards Deck
    - PFS NPC Picture Deck
    - Tracking Sheets for main store
    - Scissors
    - CRB
    - Scenario w/handouts, chronicles, maps, etc.
    - blank flip-mat
    - wire Spell templates
    - PFS RPG Guild Guide w/ Secondary Success Conditions & Web Trait Document
    - Faction Cards/Season recap cards
    - Bag of dice (I keep several Altoids tins in a Crown Royal bag. Each tin can hold exactly two sets of dice with 2 extra d6s. These are for my use and to hand out if someone needs dice.)
    - Holder for my VC business cards
    - Case full of minis (both for PCs that need them and for storing NPCs. This is occasionally joined by another box if bigger minis are required)
    - Small bottle of pain killers (the bag can get heavy if carried for long. :D)

    Occasionally I'll also keep folders of Pregens, but lately I've been keeping them at the store so they can use them when I'm not there.

    Shadow Lodge 5/5 RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8 aka WalterGM

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    I obsess over this stuff a bit, and have spent a while distilling my bag down to exactly what I need to function as both a GM and player.

    Here's my GM bag with everything that goes in it..

    1. Miniatures. Primarily these are old DND 3X miniatures. I have some Reaper Bones as well, in addition to some casino coins and half dollars to represent large miniatures. You can pick most of these up on the cheap if you buy in bulk of Ebay or can make it to a larger convention like GenCon, where they sell these minis for $.50-$1 each. The box they are in is a "card organizer" flip box that originally came from Shopco I believe.

    2. Pens, pencils, some petty cash (primarily for snacks), a USB drive with various PFS scenarios (for other GMs), and a small bag of my PC miniatures--just to keep them separate from the rest.

    3. Condition Cards and Buff Cards. Others have mentioned these, but its worth saying again. These things are awesome. If you can only get one, grab the Condition Cards to start. They're great reminders for newer players and yourself.

    4. Harrowing deck and initiative tracking cards. The harrowing deck is for a PC I used to have, but still hangs out in my bag in case someone needs it. The initiative cards are just my preferred way of organizing combat. If you've got another system, they're erroneous.

    5. Dice. Three distinct sets, a boatload of D6, some hit/miss dice, and some oversized D6. The hit and miss dice have been useful time and time again, so I'd recommend grabbing one or two if the opportunity presents itself. Oversized dice serve as great height indicators, which is their primary function.

    6. iPad mini, charging cable, and battery block. I made the switch to digital for my PDFs a few years ago and it was a good decision. The mini takes up hardly any space and the battery can last a full day worth of convention GMing.

    7. Character sheets, boons, folio. My extra boons, current PFS characters, and whatever else I need pop into my folio/folder. With a sharpie I added some useful equations (cost of scrolls, potions, etc) and I have a printed off map of Golarion on hand to show players where their game is taking place.

    8. The bag is an old Tandy laptop computer bag. I wasn't able to find the model of it online, but it fits all my stuff pretty snugly ;)

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

    What are the hit/miss dice, Walter?

    My bag varies depending on how organized I have been lately, or if it is at a con.

    I will usually have a stackable sterilite set of containers with minis (and other sundry things). One tray of minis are my PCs primarily, but also have the minis for my "Workfinder" group. I'll also have my animal companion minis there. Then I will have a tray for the scenario's minis (sometimes more, depending on what I am doing).

    I also have a nice big pencil bag (lost one last year, so still restocking and moving things in). That has things like pens (sharpie, dry erase in fine and chisel, and wet erase, as well as several good writing pens). I will also have some tape and superglue in there.

    In my main bag (a nice thirtyone bag my wife gave, but unfortunately without personalization) I will keep my hard copy CRB (unless I flew out), the scenario and supplemental material (often in a storage clipboard), and my initiative board. Clipped to my bag will be one of those retractable key chains, which I use for sight lines.

    I usually also have the condition and buff decks (the latter is far more useful), though the boxes for these are all but worn out. I carry a character folio, often lending to players at the table. Oh, and often there are a few of my characters in there.

    Essential is my iPad, and I always have at least one Anker USB battery (13000 mAh and 21000 mAh) and several power cords (lightning and MicroUSB).

    And dice. One paizo d20, a large purple Chessex d20, and at least 4 full sets (I think it is 6 now, even out I pruned them a while ago). And a ton of SkålCon and PFS d6s. Finally 3-4 Chessex d3s (really d6s that go 1-3 twice).

    There is often other things in there, such as extra ITS sheets, pregens, the fancy tracking sheets I found on PFSprep, previously used scenarios, scratch paper, note cards, and other sundry crap.

    Oh, and on my pencil bag I have all seven faction pins.

    5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago aka thunderspirit

    Rigby Bendele wrote:
    What I've found to be EXTRA helpful is to put together a 8.5x11 envelope once I prep a scenario and put the folded maps inside. It keeps everything compact in my bag and prevents some damage.

    I do this with printed maps myself, but in a three-ring binder; I put the printed scenario in sheet protectors so I can track spell usage and such in the scenario but still have it usable for the next time I run it.

    Like nosig, I keep scissors and tokens in my crate, along with clear tape; and I never GM a game without throat drops.

    Dark Archive 5/5

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

    GM Bag:

    Initiative tracker pad
    bags of random pawns and bases
    area of effect templates
    condition card deck
    dice
    blank flip mat (if I remember)
    I think there are still fire giant and troll champion minis in there....
    tape
    dry eraser

    Bag I always carry with me:
    pens
    mechanical pencil
    big ol' Artgum eraser
    some random bits of paper
    the book I am currently reading (A History of Japan to 1334: Sanson, George)
    The Kingmaker player's guide is in there for some reason
    iPad when it is game day
    My drugs I need to get through the day
    Eyeglass case
    Twins game day magazine

    I almost always print out maps for the scenarios due to the locals "praising" my map drawing skillz.

    Sovereign Court 5/5

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

    GM Bag (when I'm going to a physical location):
    - Chainmail Dice Bag w/ GMing Dice (including the awesome pink d20 of death)
    - VO Dice Bad w/ Roman dIVs, d3s, 20d6 and d7.
    - Pawns for the scenario
    - Pawn bases, now in red, blue, green, and black!
    - Condition Cards/Buff deck in a MTG 2-deck deckbox.
    - iPad w/ every PFS scenario and pdfs of the hardcover line
    - Printed out copy of the scenario & chronicles
    - Printed out copy of the prep from pfsprep.com, whether I created it or someone else
    - Flip Mats & Map Packs, as appropriate. Most of the time they have the previous scenario still written on them and I need to remember to erase them before the scenario. (I try to draw ahead of time I swear!)
    - Box of Iconic Minis
    - Clipboard w/ scrap paper inside
    - PFS Face Card deck

    (I'd write what I have for running an onlinegame, but I don't feel like listing out the contents of my bedroom/computer desk.)

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

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    Jack Brown wrote:

    What are the hit/miss dice, Walter?

    My bag varies depending on how organized I have been lately, or if it is at a con.

    I will usually have a stackable sterilite set of containers with minis (and other sundry things). One tray of minis are my PCs primarily, but also have the minis for my "Workfinder" group. I'll also have my animal companion minis there. Then I will have a tray for the scenario's minis (sometimes more, depending on what I am doing).

    I also have a nice big pencil bag (lost one last year, so still restocking and moving things in). That has things like pens (sharpie, dry erase in fine and chisel, and wet erase, as well as several good writing pens). I will also have some tape and superglue in there.

    In my main bag (a nice thirtyone bag my wife gave, but unfortunately without personalization) I will keep my hard copy CRB (unless I flew out), the scenario and supplemental material (often in a storage clipboard), and my initiative board. Clipped to my bag will be one of those retractable key chains, which I use for sight lines.

    I usually also have the condition and buff decks (the latter is far more useful), though the boxes for these are all but worn out. I carry a character folio, often lending to players at the table. Oh, and often there are a few of my characters in there.

    Essential is my iPad, and I always have at least one Anker USB battery (13000 mAh and 21000 mAh) and several power cords (lightning and MicroUSB).

    And dice. One paizo d20, a large purple Chessex d20, and at least 4 full sets (I think it is 6 now, even out I pruned them a while ago). And a ton of SkålCon and PFS d6s. Finally 3-4 Chessex d3s (really d6s that go 1-3 twice).

    There is often other things in there, such as extra ITS sheets, pregens, the fancy tracking sheets I found on PFSprep, previously used scenarios, scratch paper, note cards, and other sundry crap.

    Oh, and on my pencil bag I have all seven faction pins.

    Ok, a couple of things I forgot.

    My CORE stamp (courtesy of my lovely VCs)
    and coming soon...
    A signature stamp (w00t!)
    A date stamp
    An initial stamp
    A stamp with my PFS#

    Filling out chronicles is gonna rawk this year at GenCon!

    Shadow Lodge 5/5

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    I typically have a couple wads of paper and a handle of vodka. That'll get me through any GM day.

    4/5

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    Not sure how Jon fits so many cans of Hamm's in there. Must be an extradimensional space.

    3/5 Venture-Agent, Canada—Alberta—Grand Prairie aka DM Livgin

    Link to the welcome to Pathfinder boon??

    Silver Crusade 5/5

    I don't think there's a link to the welcome boon. If you get in contact with a VL or VC they might be able to help.

    3/5 Venture-Agent, Canada—Alberta—Grand Prairie aka DM Livgin

    Thanks Mitch, I've turned on the Glyph of the Open Road bat signal to get the local VCs help.

    Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

    Huh. I thought I already posted this question, but it must have disappeared in the Aether:

    John, Tonya and Linda -- Is there any chance that the "Welcome to Pathfinder" boon can be published to GM Resources? I think that the VC-only distribution channel only works if you are in regular contact with your VCs. Minnesota Venture Officers are chatty and communicative creatures, so I got to find out about this boon. But I think that many other venue coordinators have been left out of the loop.

    Hmm

    Silver Crusade 3/5

    I usually GM PFS at home, but in the case I go elsewhere (like tomorrow we have our monthly gaming day) I take the following:

    My laptop, if there there are electrical outlets in the vicinity of my table. If not, printouts of the scenario and all the other things I'd have as files on the computer.

    Maps, flipmat if going any farther, Chessex Megamat if I can bother to carry it.

    Markers for the maps.

    Dice (kinda obvious)

    Figures (I also use the OotS paper ones, they are nice and light, though do take up surprisingly much space when pre-assembled).

    Extra props if the scenario made me want to make some. Such as small bottle with bright colored liquid for Sun Orchid Scheme and stuff like that.

    Chronicles, handouts, other paper stuff such as pregens if running low tier.

    The laptop is the heaviest part, otherwise I travel kinda lightly.

    Shadow Lodge 5/5

    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

    Huh. I thought I already posted this question, but it must have disappeared in the Aether:

    John, Tonya and Linda -- Is there any chance that the "Welcome to Pathfinder" boon can be published to GM Resources? I think that the VC-only distribution channel only works if you are in regular contact with your VCs. Minnesota Venture Officers are chatty and communicative creatures, so I got to find out about this boon. But I think that many other venue coordinators have been left out of the loop.

    Hmm

    Not even every VC has the welcome boon. I know I don't have it and have had a bunch of new players I'd have liked to have given the boon to. :/

    Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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    Please distribute this as far as possible.

    Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

    Oh thank goodness. I wasn't sure that I had the authority to do that. I'm glad that a VC with the boon stepped in!

    Hmm

    Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

    Can confirm we have the authority. Just make sure it is only applied to 1st level -1 characters.

    4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Tennessee—Memphis aka Mulgar

    I now feel seriously under supplied.

    I need my tablet, pen, dice, map, markers and chronicles printed out.

    I sometimes bring some extra stuff, but that list is the only things that are always there.

    5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

    I gave my bag a pre gencon cleaning. Some of the stuff

    Core ruebook, cover off, bound in duct tape.

    2 multitools

    Pens, pencils, markers (for maps) Most pencils are "my first ticonderoga" because they fit my hand better. (twice at conventions i've lent them out to people and they've remarked that they saw me using them the whole time and didn't realize they were the big kid's ones)

    Needle and thread

    Small Bottle of listerine

    Deo

    Folding paizo map

    Box of matches

    Granola bars

    Green stuff, small hacksaw blade, wire

    Loose change (quarters and nickles, for emergency basing)

    Duct tape, electrical tape.

    Folding angle ruler.

    Twine.

    Three dice bags. Dice, large dice, and tokens/junk

    Small mini case

    Jimmy Hoffa.

    Button compass.

    Giant Glyph of the open road button

    Set of pins with magnets replacing the pins.

    Expanding pocket folder.

    A few characters, mostly in prong binders with plastic folders.

    Kindle fire, cheap other tablet. Recharging cord.

    Can you tell i've had weird things happen to or from the way to the gaming table and like to be prepared?

    4/5

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    What do you use Jimmy Hoffa for?

    Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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    What don't you use Jimmy Hoffa for?

    O what you do with the corpse of Hoffa
    What do you do with the corpse of Hoffa
    What do you do with the corpse of Hoffa
    Er'ly in the morning?

    Some potential verses:

    1. Use it as a warning for your players

    2. Top it with Tonya's knitted ca-ap

    3. Use it to save your place in line

    4. Prop it up as a GM screen

    Er'ly in the morning!

    Dark Archive 5/5

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
    Serisan wrote:
    What do you use Jimmy Hoffa for?

    He carries the Hamm's.

    It's ok, I'm a Teamster as well.

    4/5

    Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
    jon dehning wrote:
    Serisan wrote:
    What do you use Jimmy Hoffa for?

    He carries the Hamm's.

    It's ok, I'm a Teamster as well.

    Oh snap, extradimensional Jimmy Hoffa!

    Dark Archive 5/5

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
    Serisan wrote:
    jon dehning wrote:
    Serisan wrote:
    What do you use Jimmy Hoffa for?

    He carries the Hamm's.

    It's ok, I'm a Teamster as well.

    Oh snap, extradimensional Jimmy Hoffa!

    Giant's Stadium could hold a lot of beer.


    Enough stuff to run the adventure (Books, modules, maybe nothing if I have a PDF on my laptop)
    Laptop (I use this for bestiary information and on the fly rule checks, and an excel spreadsheet for initiatives + monster hp)
    Enough pencils for me and everyone else to have one
    Pencil sharpener
    Erasers
    Minis for monsters they're expected to fight, minis for a couple of on the fly encounters, minis I'm loaning to players for their PC
    Calculator (I could use my computer but I find entering things into this easier)
    My two personal sets of dice
    The big bag of spare dice I can loan out and don't mind losing behind couches or something
    Two dry erase maps
    Dry erase markers (Usually I take blue, red and black)
    GM screen
    Core rulebook (A spare copy of Core is almost never useless)
    Any rulebook I know someone will want to borrow
    Any specific papers or resources I need for the group or module

    That's quite a lot actually. I can fit it all in my backpack, but it is quite heavy. I don't really mind though.

    Shadow Lodge 1/5 ⦵⦵

    Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    Can confirm we have the authority. Just make sure it is only applied to 1st level -1 characters.

    I don't see anything on the Boon Chronicle itself that limits it to a level 1 character.

    Usually, if it is limiting like that, it lists that restriction on the boon...

    Can we get an Official Clarification post and/or rewrite?

    I'll distribute them under your current understanding... but it would be nice to add this to my -1...

    Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

    I would link you the comment, but it was made on the VO forum.

    Shadow Lodge 1/5 ⦵⦵

    Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    I would link you the comment, but it was made on the VO forum.

    Could you ask for an Official post/comment made in the 'open' PFS forums, please?

    I heard the same from one of my local VOs at Emerald City Comic Con too. I believe you, but I would be nice to have it visible to non-VOs as this boon is going to be spreading far and wide...

    Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

    I've got the standard, I would think.

    - PFS cards for our city's lodge (Facebook, and how to sign up on Paizo)
    - Printed chronicles for the scenario
    - My tablet with the scenario on it (Extension cord in case the plug-in is far away)
    - My iPhone with the pfsrd and Nethys bookmarked.
    - Dice
    - GM folder (printed sheets for day job, spell costs, GM 101, our lodge's "don't be a jerk rules", PFS pregens level 1-7, scrap paper)
    - Box of minis
    - Grid map and erasable markers
    - "Core Campaign" stamp
    - spare pencils and pens
    - boon sheets, if appropriate for scenario

    Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

    Tempest_Knight wrote:
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    I would link you the comment, but it was made on the VO forum.
    Could you ask for an Official post/comment made in the 'open' PFS forums, please?

    Request submitted. :)

    5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

    Hmmm.. will the new faction journal cards go live before, at, or after gencon?

    Shadow Lodge 1/5 ⦵⦵

    Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    Tempest_Knight wrote:
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    I would link you the comment, but it was made on the VO forum.
    Could you ask for an Official post/comment made in the 'open' PFS forums, please?
    Request submitted. :)

    Thanks... this is one of the downsides to the 'secret' VO forums and the public PFS forums... ^_^

    Dark Archive 5/5

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
    BigNorseWolf wrote:
    Hmmm.. will the new faction journal cards go live before, at, or after gencon?

    Usually at GenCon.

    Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    Tempest_Knight wrote:
    Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
    I would link you the comment, but it was made on the VO forum.
    Could you ask for an Official post/comment made in the 'open' PFS forums, please?
    Request submitted. :)

    I'm glad this got submitted, and hopefully we'll see a public announcement. I just told my VL about this, and he's not thrilled that this was released publicly. Said it's not supposed to be, and he hadn't heard otherwise. I think everyone will rest easier once we see the official okay.

    The Exchange

    I tend to have different needs depending on the role

    As coordinator:

    I have a tote box with all my books
    I have a tote with all the pregens, tracking sheets and some extra stuff -- welcome to pfs boon, quick start guide, ITS sheets, my alea tools

    My GM stuff fits in a large military pack

    my binder of characters
    dice
    dice tray
    guide

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