Announcing Retrocon, starting January 14, 2019


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Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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RetroCon GM Signup
When: January 14-March 8, 2019

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Hey Gang!

For our next Play by Post convention, we will be running four different older specials at the same time. This convention consists of only multi-table specials, but we expect normal games will continue during this time.

During this convention, we’ll be running the specials
Siege of the Diamond City run by Shifty,
Legacy of the Stonelords run by Redelia,
Year of the Shadow Lodge run by GM Dennis, and
Cosmic Captive run by Tyranius

We are asking GMs who are interested in participating to sign up by October 14. Please go to this google form and fill it out carefully.

We will notify all GMs who fill out this form of our decision soon.

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An announcement directed at players, including sign-up instructions, will be coming in a few weeks.

Thanks for your interest! I’m looking forward to this, and I hope you will join us.

Redelia

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I play?
We will open player signups closer to the beginning of the convention. We’ll be returning to our popular master spreadsheet format for signup for this event!

Will there be boons for Players and GMs?
Absolutely. This is a convention for which you don’t have to leave home.

Will I receive the scenario for free?
Yes, we will be getting convention support for these multi-table specials.

Will the Adventure Card Game be included?
Yes, we plan to include tables of the ACG as part of Cosmic Captive, if we can get the three RPG tables required.

Grand Lodge *****

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Really love the idea of offering up Specials many of us have never had the chance to GM or to play.

Looking forward to doing both!

Thanks for putting this together.

**** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Southcoast aka JDDyslexia

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This is such a really awesome idea.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Agent, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

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Good Idea.

Looking forward to running Siege of Diamond City and playing Legacy of the Stonelords!

Sovereign Court *****

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Submitted as backup gm. :p

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I'm definitely excited to take part in this, either as a GM or a player. :) This looks awesome!

Dark Archive *****

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Decisions, decisions.

Well, I cannot replay siege since I already have, it I have never run it.

That might work.

Dark Archive **** Venture-Lieutenant, Minnesota—Twin Cities Metro South

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Siege....12-13... greatest sub-tier of any Special ever. Very Excited!

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I will tentatively put my hand up to GM a special. Have not done it before but you have to start somewhere.

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I'm here to run GM specials and chew bubblegum....and I really don't even chew bubblegum :3

Scarab Sages ****

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Whoo hoo... Special #8.....

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

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Andrew Torgerud wrote:
Siege....12-13... greatest sub-tier of any Special ever. Very Excited!

Heck, I'll take either seeker tier of this one!

You are not wrong, though.

Dark Archive **** Venture-Lieutenant, Spain—Mirande de Ebro aka Furansisuco

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ummm. It's tempting, to see if I can take time

Sovereign Court **** ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta aka The Masked Ferret

I still like the 12+ of Race for the Runecarved Key...

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Hmm. Is it time to finally enter the siege?

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Germany—Rhein Main South aka schattenstern

Interesting, maybe I get to play siege finally.

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Wait, are all four going to be going on at the same time?
Or will some of them be staggered slightly?

Either way, been hoping to see Siege of the Diamond City show up, as a launching point for one of my ongoing 6-pack GMing runs.

Guess I should take advantage of it here for the 2019 version!

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

All four will be at the exact same time, EM!

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Have you determined the limitations for the simultaneous Specials yet?

I.e. How many can you GM? How many can you play?

I don't think I would GM more than one at a time, but I thought I'd ask the question along with play.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Each person will only be allowed to GM one, and play one.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Christine Bussman wrote:
Each person will only be allowed to GM one, and play one.

That is a good plan.

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Good to know! Now to decide which to try and sign up for: Stonelords or Siege? Decisions, decisions...

**** Venture-Agent, Maryland—Hagerstown aka Z...D...

That should help control the chaos.

If there is not enough players, doubtful, for a scenario, would there be an opening of play restrictions?

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

We'll rebance If needed, but we're going to try the 1 seat per player first.

Hmm

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Will the ACG component of Cosmic Captive be offered? I have player and GM credit for all of these in Core and Standard (except for core Legacy of the Stonelords, which I've thrown my hat in the ring to run), and I've never tried the ACG version of a special.

Also, could somebody point me to a tutorial on how ACG works in PbP?

Thanks!

EDIT: I don't have standard GM credit for Blood Under Absalom, or core credit for playing/GMing Race for the Runecarved Key, in case you are planning to run those in the future! ;)

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

We do plan to include ACG Cosmic Captive. For more information on ACG by PbP, I would suggest looking at Flaxseed on Deck.

Venture-Lieutenant, Online—ACG aka Hawkmoon269

Hi Michael. We are planning to do Cosmic Captive. The RPG VOs were kind enough to do some extra work to make that possible.

As for how ACG works in Play by Post, we use a database to manage the game. Players themselves can use some kind of deck handler (we have a google sheet version that is by far the most common). You can put the info about your cards into the sheet and it will shuffle, draw, etc all the cards for you. It also generates a little tag to go at the bottom of your post to let others know what you skills, powers, and cards are.

The database manages all the locations and includes some random cards in each post in case the players need one. If on a turn a location gets shuffled, we just use a die roll to randomize until the person running the db has a chance to catch it up to the actions in the forum.

Aside from that, we make lots of notes for each other, like "feel free to use my blessings, but leave me 1 for my turn." It is also fairly common to rely on Google Hanouts to help facilitate some quick communication.

You can check out an example of a gameplay thread here. Feel free to post in the link Christine gave you or contact me if you have more question.

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Thanks everyone!

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I believe that Siege of the Diamond City & Legacy of the Stonelords

are the two best PFS specials. Exciting to see them happening here.

**** Venture-Agent, Maryland—Hagerstown aka Z...D...

I would agree with you on that. I have ran Siege and played Legacy. I may want to switch it up and play siege and hopefully get selected run legacy.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Thanks for your interest, everyone. GM recruitment is now closed. I'll try to get everything set and player recruitment started soon.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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Hi everyone,
I'm hoping the emails to GMs will be going out in the next 2 days or so, definitely by the end of this week.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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Emails to GMs have gone out. I'm hoping to open player signups in about a week.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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General player signups will open tomorrow!!

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Christine Bussman wrote:
General player signups will open tomorrow!!

First timer here, how do I sign up for things?

Liberty's Edge **

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There will be a link posted to a Google document signup sheet.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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ANNOUNCING Player Signups for RetroCon!
When: January 14-March 8, 2019

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Hey Gang!

We’re excited to announce player recruitment for our next PbP convention. We will be running four different older specials at the same time. You may only play in one of these specials, and either core or classic, not both You also may sign up for one ACG table. Signup for players opens today. We will remove all sign-ups for players that do not respect these limits. Please also note that posting frequency is important for the success of all the tables, so please make sure you can commit to posting just about every day before signing up.

During this convention, we’ll be running the specials
Siege of the Diamond City run by Shifty,
Legacy of the Stonelords run by Redelia,
Year of the Shadow Lodge run by GM Dennis, and
Cosmic Captive run by Tyranius

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up to GM?
We have already finished GM recruitment. If you are interested in GMing specials in PbP, keep your eyes open for our next convention, starting in March.

How do I play?
Enter your details on this spreadsheet.

Will there be boons for Players and GMs?
Absolutely. This is a convention for which you don’t have to leave home.

Can I participate if I am new to Play-by-Post?
Certainly! Just let your GMs and Players know. They’ll be glad to help.

How many games can I sign up to play?
You may only sign up to play at oneRPG Ptable during this convention.

Wah! Why do you have so few tables of the Special? I won’t get a seat!
Don’t panic! We will be starting with only a few tables of each special. We’re doing this so that we can better respond to demand, and so that we don’t overschedule tables. For each special, we’ll have a waitlist. We will add tables as the waitlist fills.

I have another question! You can post here, or contact me or any of the other overseers. MorkXII is the card game overseer for Cosmic Captive, and you may contact him or any of the other ACG online venture officers with questions related to the ACG.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Clarification, since several people have asked me about it:

You may sign up for one RPG table and on ACG table.

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

are there going to be other scenarios or just specials?

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This convention consists of only multi-table specials

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

There will not be other scenarios that are part of the convention. We are hoping that non-convention games will continue like normal during this time.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Some tables have already filled up. If you want to play, and there is not room at the tier you want, please make use of the waiting lists; we will make new tables as there is sufficient interest on waiting lists.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Some new tables have been added, if you are interested in playing and had trouble finding a seat.

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Oh ya... hmm...

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

You rang?

Hmm

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Curse you and your thoughtful name!

/shakes fist at the sky

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

***** ANNOUNCEMENT *****

I believe everyone has had a chance to sign up, so at this point, we are changing the restrictions on games. As of now, each player may sign up for two RPG games, as long as they are for different specials and at least one of the two is either Cosmic Captive or else not on Paizo.com. Each player may also sign up at one table of the Adventure Card Game, if they wish.

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Cosmic Captive sign-ups look funny.

I just signed up for the 6th Core 1-2 spot, but all I saw was RPG 7-8, RPG 1-2, and Core 1-2 tables.

Is that the way it was supposed to look?

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Yep. We've been shifting things a bit based on players who signed up on the waiting lists. That was what there was demand for.


Noob question: what does a special/ACG mean?

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