Welcome to Pathfinder Society Boon


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Welcome to Pathfinder Society Boon

Per the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide, page 37-

*A player may apply the Welcome to Pathfinder boon to their first character (XXX-01)

Notes:
This boon does not need to be the first boon applied to the character. While designed for new characters, it is helpful at any stage of playing, so may be given regardless of when the character was made. It may not be applied to any other number character.

We are working on a way to restore erroneously deleted characters. If a player deleted their -01 character, they may send a request to pfsreportingerrors@paizo.com and we will restore the character as soon as we have the means to do so.

Sovereign Court 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Savannah aka KitsuneWarlock

Very cool! Even at higher levels, this can and I'm sure will save many, many PCs. Makes you wonder how many PCs Tonya will have saved with this post...

I'm kind of glad my -1 only has 3 XP now, given how much more useful these are at lower levels!

The Exchange 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

Is this change retroactive?

I can think of at least one player locally who hoarded his Welcome to PFS boon to apply to his -02 or 03 and has done so.

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

It could only ever be applied to your –1 character.

Liberty's Edge

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Tonya Woldridge wrote:


Notes:
This boon does not need to be the first boon applied to the character. While designed for new characters, it is helpful at any stage of playing, so may be given regardless of when the character was made. It may not be applied to any other number character.

Good to know that this boon can be retroactively applied since it wasn't even available as an option when I made my 01 PFS character. :)

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

My -1 accidentally got deleted in 2012 before I had even played or GM'd my first game, and I was told it was just "gone" lol. I think I'll survive not getting a copy of this boon for myself :P

Sovereign Court 2/5 Venture-Captain, Mexico—Guadalajara aka KhaozKnight

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Mike, I remember Tonya mentioning that they were working on a way to fix the accidental "permanently" deleted xx-1 characters so you'd need to send an e-mail to a certain address, let me see if I can find it.

You have a very rare opportunity most veterans won't have =P
A chance at a fresh -1

Edit... lo and behold.. it was in this thread xD

pfsreportingerrors@paizo.com

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Oh I know, and I did give it some thought... but for the last 5 years I've been writing -1 for any game I GM where I wasn't actually taking a chronicle sheet. I don't want to give anyone at Paizo any extra work on my account (literally and figuratively)! Thanks for tracking down that email address though! :)


Dumb question...

What is the "Welcome to Pathfinder Society" boon? I found the listing saying it can be applied, but not what it is.

Grand Lodge 4/5

HWalsh wrote:

Dumb question...

What is the "Welcome to Pathfinder Society" boon? I found the listing saying it can be applied, but not what it is.

The first post in this thread has a link to download a chronicle sheet (certificate in other campaigns) that gives your character a choice of in-game benefits when signed by a GM and included with your first PFS character, which is numbered with your PFS number followed by -1. You can receive the boon, apply and use it in the same game, or keep it for another time.


Starglim wrote:
HWalsh wrote:

Dumb question...

What is the "Welcome to Pathfinder Society" boon? I found the listing saying it can be applied, but not what it is.

It's a chronicle sheet (certificate in other campaigns) that gives your character a choice of in-game benefits when signed by a GM and included with your first PFS character, which is numbered with your PFS number followed by -1.

Oh, okay, I'm looking over the sheet I was given I don't see it, oh well I guess I am just missing something LOL. At least I have access to a Prestige Class! I mean it isn't one I'll go for, but would be cool on a caster!


Starglim wrote:
HWalsh wrote:

Dumb question...

What is the "Welcome to Pathfinder Society" boon? I found the listing saying it can be applied, but not what it is.

The first post in this thread has a link to download a chronicle sheet (certificate in other campaigns) that gives your character a choice of in-game benefits when signed by a GM and included with your first PFS character, which is numbered with your PFS number followed by -1. You can receive the boon, apply and use it in the same game, or keep it for another time.

Ooooh okay. I was looking over the sheet I was given after game and was like... O.o

The Concordance 4/5

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Question — Is Welcome to Pathfinder restricted to conventions? My reading of the Guild guide is that since it is classified separately from convention and holiday booms it can be given at any PFS event and applied to a -1 character. Can anyone clarify if I’m mistaken?

Grand Lodge 4/5

It's not a convention boon. It can be handed out any time and signed by the GM of any PFS RPG game.

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

Starglim is correct. It can be applied at any time to the -1, even if the character is 16th level.

Silver Crusade

Shiny. I'll have to scoop that tattoo up.

Scarab Sages

Hi All,

Is there a way to find out what the boon would have been on my 1st adventure? I haven't been able to find my Chronical sheet. It was easily 6 months ago. Any ideas would be great, thanks.
Cheers,
My first game was: Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1:

Grand Lodge 4/5

Terinatum wrote:

Is there a way to find out what the boon would have been on my 1st adventure? I haven't been able to find my Chronical sheet. It was easily 6 months ago. Any ideas would be great, thanks.

Cheers,
My first game was: Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1:

Your GM or Venture-Officer should be able to re-issue a copy of this chronicle.

Scarab Sages

Starglim wrote:
Terinatum wrote:

Is there a way to find out what the boon would have been on my 1st adventure? I haven't been able to find my Chronical sheet. It was easily 6 months ago. Any ideas would be great, thanks.

Cheers,
My first game was: Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1:
Your GM or Venture-Officer should be able to re-issue a copy of this chronicle.

Yeah, she's off at college and I haven't been able to reach her yet.

Silver Crusade 3/5

This is my #1 character and the first GM I had for PFS never offered this. I started about 3 or 4 years ago.Is it too late to qualify for this?

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Portsmouth aka CsonTep

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No, it can be applied to your -1 character at any time. Tonya notes this in the first post. I added this to my 16th level -1 after I read this thread last year.

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

Terinatum wrote:
Starglim wrote:
Terinatum wrote:

Is there a way to find out what the boon would have been on my 1st adventure? I haven't been able to find my Chronical sheet. It was easily 6 months ago. Any ideas would be great, thanks.

Cheers,
My first game was: Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1:
Your GM or Venture-Officer should be able to re-issue a copy of this chronicle.
Yeah, she's off at college and I haven't been able to reach her yet.

Contact any local VO for help. Start with the nearest VA, then go up the chain (VA -> VL -> VC) from there.


Any word on recovering a player's XXX-1 character if they have been accidentally deleted. I thought there was some talk of this a while ago. Otherwise, this cool and fun boon is unusable by some players.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Florida—Jacksonville aka Kyrie Ebonblade,

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My curiosity is this.. will we get something similar for PF2? Something to apply to our 1501 PC?

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

Thomas Graham wrote:
My curiosity is this.. will we get something similar for PF2? Something to apply to our 1501 PC?

I think that is a pretty sure bet...

Dark Archive 2/5

Just asked in forum, saw the sticky: is the third option:

5 check boxes that each give you a 5 charge wand, or are the 5 check boxes to keep track of the charges on a single wand.

My VL said it was 5 boxes, and boxes on boons usually each grant what's after them. But it doesn't explicitly say either way.

So 5 or 25 charges total (times two if you gm a society game)?

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

maouse33 wrote:
...times two if you gm a society game

This would not apply because the boon is only able to be applied to the -1 character and generally you cannot apply the same boon twice to the same character. Essentially this boon wouldn’t do anything for a GM.

2/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

Based on the power of the other choices, the conclusion I reach (shared by my local VC and VL) is 5 charges, one for each tick box.

Otherwise it would say something like, "At the beginning of a scenario, you may requisition a partially charged wand of CLW with 5 charges. When you do so, check a box. Once all boxes are checked, the boon is crossed off."

Shadow Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Florida—Jacksonville aka Kyrie Ebonblade,

So now new version of Wlecome to Pathfinder (2e) boon?

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

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There is not going to be one. The training in one of the schools replaces it.

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