Questions on registration cards


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Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Hammond

I am expecting a few new players at the games that I organize at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana (near Chicago). I have some old registration cards that I printed up a while back. (The numbers are around 226,000.) Would they still be considered valid or should I print some new cards up?

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

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I believe they're still good, as paizo would rather burn through an infinite number of.. well numbers than give 2 people the same ones.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Hammond

I thought so. Thanks!

3/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

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I always find it funny when a brand-new player has a PFS number 60,000 or more lower than mine, since some of the organizers in the area are still working through numbers they pulled a long time ago.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Hammond

One of my GMs has a number fairly close to mine. I wonder what the highest active number is currently.

5/5 Venture-Captain, Ohio—Northern aka GinoA

William Ronald wrote:
One of my GMs has a number fairly close to mine. I wonder what the highest active number is currently.

The IDs I downloaded about a week ago are in the 450K range. Pretty sure some were issued at ConCoction.

I'm pretty sure I also have some 140Ks sitting around never-issued.

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

Gino Melone wrote:
William Ronald wrote:
One of my GMs has a number fairly close to mine. I wonder what the highest active number is currently.

The IDs I downloaded about a week ago are in the 450K range. Pretty sure some were issued at ConCoction.

I'm pretty sure I also have some 140Ks sitting around never-issued.

Are you sure about that 450K? When we downloaded some earlier this year we got numbers in the 230K region, and the highest number I have seen reported anywhere in the SF Bay Area in 2017 is in the 252000 block.


At PaizoCon 2011 (10?) I got my first card, but then lost it. Since there were no local games I got my second card at PaizoCon 2012 (11?) and it is the number I use. When registering a scenario the GMs like to joke about me having 'only five digits' in the number.

I then found the card and recently gave it to my friend's son at his first game. I thought it would be cool for the next generation to have an even lower number, even if it meant he can never play that one Scenario. Alas, my friend has been unable to sign him up with it, though we have yet to figure out why. (I am trying to find the event and session number, so if you happened to play the Dalsine Affair (I think) at a PaizoCon, please let me know. :)

Grand Lodge 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

It might be that someone entered a confirmation code in error and it caused that number to be assigned to someone else. The code should have been unique and long enough not to be "lucky guessed" by someone else, but I did have that happen once a few years ago so it's not impossible.

I've also seen someone get a lower number by reporting to customer service that their number was in error and some other number was their's. That happened once a few years back as well.

I'm not aware of an expiration date on the new player ID cards so that should not have been the issue. Doesn't really sound like this is a big deal, but if you want to, send the information to your VC or RVC and them should be able to research if the number is actually being used by another player

5/5 Venture-Captain, Ohio—Northern aka GinoA

John Francis wrote:
Gino Melone wrote:
William Ronald wrote:
One of my GMs has a number fairly close to mine. I wonder what the highest active number is currently.

The IDs I downloaded about a week ago are in the 450K range. Pretty sure some were issued at ConCoction.

I'm pretty sure I also have some 140Ks sitting around never-issued.

Are you sure about that 450K? When we downloaded some earlier this year we got numbers in the 230K region, and the highest number I have seen reported anywhere in the SF Bay Area in 2017 is in the 252000 block.

I'm stupid. 240K.

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

Curaigh wrote:

At PaizoCon 2011 (10?) I got my first card, but then lost it. Since there were no local games I got my second card at PaizoCon 2012 (11?) and it is the number I use. When registering a scenario the GMs like to joke about me having 'only five digits' in the number.

I then found the card and recently gave it to my friend's son at his first game. I thought it would be cool for the next generation to have an even lower number, even if it meant he can never play that one Scenario. Alas, my friend has been unable to sign him up with it, though we have yet to figure out why. (I am trying to find the event and session number, so if you happened to play the Dalsine Affair (I think) at a PaizoCon, please let me know. :)

Your current PFS ID was first used at PaizocCon 2011, when you played "The Sarkorian Prophecy" (event 6424, session 20).

PaizoCon 2010 was event 2454 (reported under the slightly confusing event name "Paizo Con 2010"). It looks as though there were five tables of "The Dalsine Affair" run - sessions 27, 25, 42, 41, and 49.

Silver Crusade

Gino Melone wrote:
John Francis wrote:
Gino Melone wrote:
William Ronald wrote:
One of my GMs has a number fairly close to mine. I wonder what the highest active number is currently.

The IDs I downloaded about a week ago are in the 450K range. Pretty sure some were issued at ConCoction.

I'm pretty sure I also have some 140Ks sitting around never-issued.

Are you sure about that 450K? When we downloaded some earlier this year we got numbers in the 230K region, and the highest number I have seen reported anywhere in the SF Bay Area in 2017 is in the 252000 block.

I'm stupid. 240K.

That sounds better. My son played his first scenario a bit over a month ago and his number is in the 215k range.


John Francis wrote:

Your current PFS ID was first used at PaizocCon 2011, when you played "The Sarkorian Prophecy" (event 6424, session 20).

Thank you John. Yes, I was aware of this part (actually I was GM and had 2 VCs & a couple VL's at my table. No pressure. :)

John Francis wrote:
PaizoCon 2010 was event 2454 (reported under the slightly confusing event name "Paizo Con 2010"). It looks as though there were five tables of "The Dalsine Affair" run - sessions 27, 25, 42, 41, and 49.

THANK YOU! This is the stumbling block I have run into. Since it was Sunday morning, I will start with 2454-49 and hopefully track it down. I remember the GM (Marc) and a John (one and the same?) playing an Andoren and I will take this information to my VO.

So thank you.

If you were at my same table, I nearly derailed the adventure because I misunderstood the faction mission and headbutted a contact! Sorry!

EDIT: Check that out. As I said, that PaizoCon's Sarkorian Prophecy was my first GM table. Last night I (finally) hit 3 stars!

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

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Curaigh wrote:
John Francis wrote:
PaizoCon 2010 was event 2454 (reported under the slightly confusing event name "Paizo Con 2010"). It looks as though there were five tables of "The Dalsine Affair" run - sessions 27, 25, 42, 41, and 49.
THANK YOU! This is the stumbling block I have run into. Since it was Sunday morning, I will start with 2454-49 and hopefully track it down. I remember the GM (Marc) and a John (one and the same?) playing an Andoren and I will take this information to my VO.

I've been thinking a bit more about that, and I think I must have got hold of some bad information.

I didn't see how "The Dalsine Affair" (scenario #2-21) could possibly have been run at PaizoCon 2010 - Season 2 had not yet started. And, in fact, "The Dalsine Affair" doesn't show up in the list of scenarios played at PaizoCon 2010.

I suspect the bad information was a result of one of the bugs fixed in the most recent Paizo website update - following the same steps I took a couple of days ago no longer produces the same (incorrect) results.

One suggestion I can offer, though - it looks as though Mark Moreland ran a table of "The Darkest Vengeance" on Sunday (session #64); could that be the game you are looking for?

P.S. It wasn't me at your table - I wasn't even playing Pathfinder in 2010, and the only PaizoCon I have attended was in 2014

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