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

Rocking 3 hours of sleep and two pounds heavier after completing the Test of the Starstone at Scotty's.

Mitch Mutrux wrote:

HMM: Oh, I made a place for myself (thanks Walt!)...

After the special, I tried to help pressure Thursty & Co. pressure my VC into drinking at Scotty's instead of prepping Twisted Circle, to no avail. After meeting Thursty (while forgetting to actually introduce myself) and undoubtedly earning the dark fury of my VC, I have to say it was worth it.

Very glad I decided to skulk around instead of going back to my room and sleeping.

Mitch is definitely the MVGM (most valuable GM) of the con so far.

All reporting except Cosmic Captive and current slot is done. 709 tables reported (ACG included).

Paizo Employee 5/5 Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

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#8–00 went well, including the technological components created by Paizo's Christopher Anthony and Syrinscape's Benjamin Loomes. As is tradition, I got to spend most of the slot wandering the Sagamore Ballroom meeting players and GMs. It's pretty amazing to see how many faces I recognize from past events, all brought together by a really fun adventure. Matt Duval did a great job with this interactive.

Walter Sheppard wrote:
Rocking 3 hours of sleep and two pounds heavier after completing the Test of the Starstone at Scotty's.

Walter's feat of gastronomic prowess left me momentarily stunned but we quickly fell into a familiar rhythm of late-night trash talking that resulted in a challenge to eat a pair of two-pound burgers. In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't goad RVCs. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sass Jon Cary, learn what terrors Eric Brittain endured at the hands of my old Georgia PFS compatriots, harangue Bob Jonquet, buy Auke a beer, and tell Todd Morgan to "Go on now, get!"

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

John Compton wrote:


Walter Sheppard wrote:
Rocking 3 hours of sleep and two pounds heavier after completing the Test of the Starstone at Scotty's.
Walter's feat of gastronomic prowess left me momentarily stunned but we quickly fell into a familiar rhythm of late-night trash talking that resulted in a challenge to eat a pair of two-pound burgers. In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't goad RVCs. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sass Jon Cary, learn what terrors Eric Brittain endured at the hands of my old Georgia PFS compatriots, harangue Bob Jonquet, buy Auke a beer, and tell Todd Morgan to "Go on now, get!"

I also had an entire pizza for lunch!

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

...suddenly feels v. old and worn out. Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...

Lantern Lodge 5/5

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Finally got a slot of Orders from the Gate to fire. Signifer Karva would like to thank Jilij, Amiri, Meresiel, Sajan, Reiko, and Kyra for their pursuit of order.

Last night's Cosmic Captive was electric. It took two hours for me to get de-amped enough to sleep. (which made that 6AM alarm a bit awful, but I digress.) Our 7-8 table had Oloch as primary healer. He also won a dance contest.

Now, Scotty's!

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

I too am at Scotty's! Grabbing a bite after an early end to my slot, as well as a commemorative tshirt for a friend back home.

5/5

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...

My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...

The Exchange

waltero wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...
My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...

Just reading 'drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew' makes my liver hurt.

5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

Amen, Painlord.

To paraphrase Obi-Wan: "...as if millions of hepatocytes cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

Silver Crusade

Painlord wrote:
waltero wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...
My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...
Just reading 'drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew' makes my liver hurt.

Never bothers me...

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Tampere aka Rei

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Brett Carlos wrote:
Painlord wrote:
waltero wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...
My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...
Just reading 'drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew' makes my liver hurt.
Never bothers me...

Note to self: if I ever make it to GenCon, hang with the Minnesota crew.

Dark Archive 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Brett Carlos wrote:
Painlord wrote:
waltero wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...
My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...
Just reading 'drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew' makes my liver hurt.
Never bothers me...

I love you guys.

Dark Archive 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Rei wrote:
Brett Carlos wrote:
Painlord wrote:
waltero wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...Needs to go drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew if they're around to feel young again...
My experience is that this will actually make you feel older...
Just reading 'drinking tonight with the Minnesota crew' makes my liver hurt.
Never bothers me...
Note to self: if I ever make it to GenCon, hang with the Minnesota crew.

Yes. Yes, you should.

Yer liver may hate you, though.

Silver Crusade 5/5

So, after today, I have only gotten to run three tables of PFS, and missed two of the three specials. Not going to lie, I'm getting pretty discouraged. I managed to focus on the players and run a couple of quests which helped, one of the tables was a group of four completely new to Pathfinder, which was fun. Well, I guess I get to have an early night...

Tables run: 3 of 7
Prospect of running tomorrow: slim

5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

I am curious about Walter Sheppard's food consumption. Those two meals he described have to be like 10% of his body weight.

Either he's got a tapeworm or he's training to compete against Kobayashi.

1/5

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

...made it back to hotel alive, will try to post in am whence brain and booze not hitting pray for his soul...

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

Fun night at O'Reilly pub but my brain didn't make its fortitude save this morning

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

Mitch Mutrux wrote:

So, after today, I have only gotten to run three tables of PFS, and missed two of the three specials. Not going to lie, I'm getting pretty discouraged. I managed to focus on the players and run a couple of quests which helped, one of the tables was a group of four completely new to Pathfinder, which was fun. Well, I guess I get to have an early night...

Tables run: 3 of 7
Prospect of running tomorrow: slim

Is this sort of thing common at Gencon, or an outlier? Because if I came down to GenCon specifically to GM, I'd feel really unhappy if most of my tables did not fire.

Hugs to Mitch!

Hmm

Silver Crusade

Taps out.

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

Sorry Mitch, you could have had my table this morning. :( After being out at O'Reilly's until 3, I'm so lagged.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

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The special. Who here likes girls, I'm asking your characters.
Everyone raises hands
Good you 're all going to die happy

Of course at that moment John Compton walks up behind ...

Best announcement ever

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

If you have a flat rolling surface and some cough drops I could probably run something a s a slot 11

Post here or knock on room 645

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

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:


Is this sort of thing common at Gencon, or an outlier? Because if I came down to GenCon specifically to GM, I'd feel really unhappy if most of my tables did not fire.

Hugs to Mitch!

Hmm

All 8 of my tables fired only hitch was my Saturday night slot scenario got changed because of ticket sales.

Best part was getting to GM tables for a lot of new pathfinder is a blast

Silver Crusade 5/5

Well, my last table did make, so at the very least half of my tables made. It was good table, the players has fun. In the volunteer meeting now.

HMM:I'm pretty sure that I'm an outlier. It still stings, especially since I'm not sure when I'll have the chance to run 7-99 again.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

2 of seven of my slots didn't fire. Suckered into running semi cold for group with different scenario

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Rahole is a rare desert flower
Silver tongue? How you . Know whatI had for breakfast
I think gnome is female. Hard to tell. Not obvious icon of feminine beauty like Rahole. Look for mountains on torso.
Of course R a hole female. Find me a male worthy of the name and ill show you the eggs
Clutches security rock
No trade security rock!!!!!!
I will be calm no matter how the wind blows the mountain does not now to it. I am a leaf in the wind... #fails roll# smash smash smash
#gets hit by fireball# why tiny thing start mating dance?

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

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Ok, who slipped the wolf alcohol?

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Walk to Scotties
Get lost
Head back
Find Scotties
Get a quick pizza and soda
Run back to con
Collapse at table
Clear stuff of of table I 've been at all weekend

Muster

30 seconds later get sent back to my table

Shadow Lodge 5/5

It is done. The halls are quiet.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

TOZ wrote:
It is done. The halls are quiet.

Still some games going in the hotel. I'm up for another round

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

I may take that up after a shower. The Sag gets warm without AC.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka thistledown

BigNorseWolf wrote:

The special. Who here likes girls, I'm asking your characters.

Everyone raises hands
Good you 're all going to die happy

Of course at that moment John Compton walks up behind ...

Best announcement ever

When my players filled out their initiative cards, one of the many things I asked for was what gender they were attracted to.

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

BNW.

We're making this happen.

Name the place, and the poison.

BigNorseWolf wrote:
TOZ wrote:
It is done. The halls are quiet.
Still some games going in the hotel. I'm up for another round
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I may take that up after a shower. The Sag gets warm without AC.

Actually, that sounds like a bit of an idea.

But as soon as Operation Body Cleanse is complete, we're doing something.

Please let Steven know!

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Lobby near Starbucks. Largesse meditating on couch near other pathfinderbgame

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Well I am sitting at a bar someplace in Illinois as I write this.

I was a tier 4 GM so I had 5 tables of 7-21 Sun Orchid Scheme.

All 5 fired and I had a blast running them. I earned my first star (no honey Hmm) and really enjoyed being part of Friday's special with my first character playing in high tier. Thanks Jack for a great time.

Had a blast with the other two specials. Zephyr was a blast.

Almost missed my 9:12 True Dungeon experience on Saturday but ran in just a few minutes late.

Over all a great time meeting a lot of great people.

And Mitchell makes me wonder about the awesome news.....

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

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And so, I believe we just ended the last game of GenCon. Flutter has made many more friends in the Kortos Mounts.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Martinsville aka thaX

I had a great time at Gen Con this year. I ran 8-02 Ward Asunder five times (outta six) and it was just as fun to run the last time as it was at the beginning.

My "Friend" said there was a "good" restarant "just down here" and it ended up being four or five city blocks. I got back to run the special right at 8 O'clock on Saturday night. Ended up, after a bit of confusion, playing instead. Thankyou to whomever gave me the generics to use for that. Ended up using my Character name tents and the maps I prepped for the GM to use instead.

Return to Azlant Ridge was insane. We had to make liberal use of "Obscuring Mist" in the last "battle."

Good Times. It was also nice to meet John Compton and talk with him for a few, and me and my friend saw Eric Mona at the booth in the Vendor hall. Oh, and seeing Bob was awesome, even though I stayed and talked with him for way to long.

Thank you, guys, for an awesome Gen Con experience!!

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

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Great seeing everyone and both attending and working my first Gen Con. Always, props to my fellow local gamers who made the trip and the Minnesota crew for proving yet again why our lodges are so closely bound. Job life permitting, I'll see y'all again soon.

Silver Crusade

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Robert Reine wrote:

Always, props to my fellow local gamers who made the trip and the Minnesota crew for proving yet again why our lodges are so closely bound. Job life permitting, I'll see y'all again soon.

Ditto.

And no, not the pocket monster....

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

Anyone else stuck in airport? Delta's system is down and no idea when/if it will be back up again. May end up renting a car and driving home. (Nothing like a 12 hour drive)

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

***golf clap**** Delta Airlines **** golf clap***
Who doesn't have a power backup for critical computer system?

Taking audiobook recommendations for my 12 hour drive.

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

I spy with my little eye... Tannis, ToZ, and other Paizo people in the airport! I'm at gate A21 if anyone's bored and wants to kick it before I fly out.

Last night? Hit up some a brazilian steakhouse for dinner with the HQ muscle, got to see Todd loose himself down the meat fountain. Ate prosciutto by the pound and winced at the tab afterward.

Ended the evening with a midnight game of #8-01 ran by Ryan Wilson and his 3D terrain. We decided to play the new pregens and had a great night. Sethiyel and Damiel started reverting back to their true alignments and we discovered that Aric is untrained in bluff--making it really easy to troll him over this vigilante known as the Red Raven.


We made it home!! Thankfully it was just a short drive to Nashville. Had a blast introducing the SOs to all my old friends and showing them what a geek I really can be.

Loots included purple ears, two tails and a purple kilt!!!!! (p.s. the bunny tail is purple AND glittery)

Thanks to everyone who helped me this the best one yet!!

Grand Lodge

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I'd like to give a big shoutout to all you lovely amazing folks in the Society for, yet again, making my GenCon experience so fantastic. Rincewind the Hero Lab tech checking in!

I guess outing myself intentionally here is probably prudent, I was helping run the Character Creation Station with LWD & Hero Lab for the room along with a team of crack experts. It's been on hell of a ride these last 6 years and I'm more pleased than ever to get to know and work with all of you Society GMs, HQ and Helpdesk staff, PF Academy workers, and pretty much everyone else I know I missed a few.

To the players in particular, I want to thank for all being so polite and patient, especially with very little sleep and a dozen people standing in line in front of you so you can get you game "rolling." I hope I was able to get your brand new PC's to the table in time for all your games.

Special Mentions to Tonya and Bobby for making us feel more welcome than ever, I hope you all get caught up on some much needed rest and refresh before the next show in a few weeks.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

If you are bored in the airport, like Walter, you are more than welcome to join me. We will be bored passenger buddies!

The Exchange 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

TOZ wrote:
If you are bored in the airport, like Walter, you are more than welcome to join me. We will be bored passenger buddies!

Ooh, can I join you?

You know, I've got a battlemat in my carryon...

Grand Lodge 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego aka Michael_Hopkins

There's a pretzel stand that's reasonably priced close by. Hopefully everyone's flights start to show up on the boards with times.


Roy Lewis wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:


Is this sort of thing common at Gencon, or an outlier? Because if I came down to GenCon specifically to GM, I'd feel really unhappy if most of my tables did not fire.

Hugs to Mitch!

Hmm

All 8 of my tables fired only hitch was my Saturday night slot scenario got changed because of ticket sales.

Best part was getting to GM tables for a lot of new pathfinder is a blast

I am so grateful for your Sat night slot being changed and I got to sit at your table for the consortium compact even tho we had a total party wipe My fault. You made it fun especial the role play part where you had the venture Captain Show up at my parents door to give them a pin in honor of my sacrifice. LOL everyone thought that was the highlight of the weekend.


KotC Carbon D. Metric wrote:

I'd like to give a big shoutout to all you lovely amazing folks in the Society for, yet again, making my GenCon experience so fantastic. Rincewind the Hero Lab tech checking in!

I guess outing myself intentionally here is probably prudent, I was helping run the Character Creation Station with LWD & Hero Lab for the room along with a team of crack experts. It's been on hell of a ride these last 6 years and I'm more pleased than ever to get to know and work with all of you Society GMs, HQ and Helpdesk staff, PF Academy workers, and pretty much everyone else I know I missed a few.

To the players in particular, I want to thank for all being so polite and patient, especially with very little sleep and a dozen people standing in line in front of you so you can get you game "rolling." I hope I was able to get your brand new PC's to the table in time for all your games.

Special Mentions to Tonya and Bobby for making us feel more welcome than ever, I hope you all get caught up on some much needed rest and refresh before the next show in a few weeks.

Thank you for the help in making my rogue which i promptly got killed In the consortium compact but i need to go buy hero lab.

Paizo Employee Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

Mitch Mutrux wrote:

HMM: Oh, I made a place for myself (thanks Walt!)...

After the special, I tried to help pressure Thursty & Co. pressure my VC into drinking at Scotty's instead of prepping Twisted Circle, to no avail. After meeting Thursty (while forgetting to actually introduce myself) and undoubtedly earning the dark fury of my VC, I have to say it was worth it.

Very glad I decided to skulk around instead of going back to my room and sleeping.

It was a total pleasure meeting the both of you (and I totally knew your name because someone else told me).

Hopefully I made a good impression on your VC after explaining the DARK TRUTHS™ behind PFS scenario reviews. :)

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