Emerald spire and PFS


Pathfinder Society


Hello, We are planning to runn a campaign. The module will be Emerald Spire. Since we are all enjoying playing PFS, is it legal to play non PFS characters and then recieving credit as pregen as writen by alternative rules?

Shadow Lodge 5/5

Emerald spire does not allow for "Campaign Mode", which is what you describe, unfortunately.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

No

Emerald Spire can only be run with PFS legal characters as if it was a PFS game using all the rules per a PFS game.

The rules for Emerald Spire can be found in the Chronicle Sheets for the module which can be found on the product page for the module.


So we cant use upcoming Horror Adventure in there ?:/

5/5 Venture-Agent, Minnesota—Roseville aka FractalLaw

Horror adventures will be legal for PFS, at least portions of it. I expect that it will be a little bit before it hits additional resources, however.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Jeffrey Reed wrote:
Horror adventures will be legal for PFS, at least portions of it. I expect that it will be a little bit before it hits additional resources, however.

And.... It was added

Additional Resources


I will have to double check, but I think that the new guide allows ALL modules to be run in Campaign Mode.

4/5

Nohwear wrote:
I will have to double check, but I think that the new guide allows ALL modules to be run in Campaign Mode.

I think the new Guide just defines Campaign Mode and Module Mode, but whether or not a particular module can be played in Campaign Mode is still designated in information included with the Chronicles download. The older 32 page modules which didn't have that additional information can still only be played in Module Mode. Most (if not all) of the newer 64 page modules have instructions for the optional Campaign Mode.

The new Guide is less than clear on this, though, and I hope I'm wrong. I'd much prefer to run modules in the Campaign Mode, especially The Emerald Spire.


Bump >< Are there any clarifications about new season rules yet?:s

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Thames Valley aka chris manning

Most of the relevant staff are at Gencon till Monday, dont expect much official response till next week.


K,Thanks good to know :)

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

Steven Lau wrote:

No

Emerald Spire can only be run with PFS legal characters as if it was a PFS game using all the rules per a PFS game.

The rules for Emerald Spire can be found in the Chronicle Sheets for the module which can be found on the product page for the module.

This is correct concerning Emerald Spire.

The sanctioning document (document with the level ranges of each level and the chronicle sheets) does not offer Campaign Mode. In addition rhe 32 page modules did not have that option. There are some of the 64 page modules that do offer the Campaign Mode option (Daughters of Fury, Dragon's Demand). The sanctioning document (if available and usually with the 64 page modules) will indicate if the module allows for Campaign Mode.

Liberty's Edge 4/5

Preston Hudson wrote:


The sanctioning document (document with the level ranges of each level and the chronicle sheets) does not offer Campaign Mode. In addition rhe 32 page modules did not have that option. There are some of the 64 page modules that do offer the Campaign Mode option (Daughters of Fury, Dragon's Demand). The sanctioning document (if available and usually with the 64 page modules) will indicate if the module allows for Campaign Mode.

I just visited the Dragon's Demand page and couldn't find the sanctioning document that supports Campaign Mode.

http://paizo.com/products/btpy8yvy?Pathfinder-Module-The-Dragons-Demand

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I downloaded the "additional rules" and chronicle, but couldn't find any mention of Campaign Mode.

Is it this section here?

"Alternatively, you may play the entirety of The Dragon’s Demand, afterward receiving credit for playing the sanctioned portions of the adventure as if you had played a pregenerated character. In this case, GMs running the module are not bound to the rules of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign (such as 20-point buy, unavailability of hero points, etc.) when running the campaign or the sanctioned portion of the adventure. Pathfinder Society characters and characters
playing through this alternative format may not play in the same adventure."

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

Yes, its that section.

Bolding mine:

"Alternatively, you may play the entirety of The Dragon’s Demand, afterward receiving credit for playing the sanctioned portions of the adventure as if you had played a pregenerated character. In this case, GMs running the module are not bound to the rules of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign (such as 20-point buy, unavailability of hero points, etc.) when running the campaign or the sanctioned portion of the adventure. Pathfinder Society characters and characters
playing through this alternative format may not play in the same adventure."

Liberty's Edge 4/5

Tineke Bolleman wrote:

Yes, its that section.

Bolding mine:

"Alternatively, you may play the entirety of The Dragon’s Demand, afterward receiving credit for playing the sanctioned portions of the adventure as if you had played a pregenerated character. In this case, GMs running the module are not bound to the rules of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign (such as 20-point buy, unavailability of hero points, etc.) when running the campaign or the sanctioned portion of the adventure. Pathfinder Society characters and characters
playing through this alternative format may not play in the same adventure."

Thanks for this. :)

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