N00b Question: PFS Factions


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Hello everyone.

I'm a PFS newbie, and am in the process of coming up with a cool character concept for my first PFS adventure, Ambush in Absalom.
The problem is, I'm quite the indecisive person. Whenever I'm presented with options to choose I get stuck thinking what would be the best fitting one for my concept.
Now, what I want to ask you is a little clarification: are the various Factions in the PFS merely a "cosmetic" choice? I mean, aside from some nice traits that they provide, what are the implications in choosing one Faction or another?

Hoping that I've made myself clear, I thank you in advance for your answers.

Sovereign Court 4/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta aka The Masked Ferret

There are some additional rewards that should be able to be earned for each faction, such as faction-specific boons. Sometimes NPCs will probably react differently depending on the faction that you slot for a given game. It may effect the boons that you get at the end of the scenario.

That being said, because you should be able to buy access to every faction and (eventually) represent whichever one is most appropriate, don't stress out about it and pick the one that most closely matches your character.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver aka roll4initiative

Ambush in Absalom is only a 1 hour quest. You won't get any XP, gp, or prestige. I would wait until you hit 2nd level to choose a faction. Just choose Grand Lodge as a default until then.

The other players will probably be very pleased to help you choose a faction.

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So if that doesn't help, what's your character like?


BigNorseWolf wrote:
what's your character like?

My character is a chaotic neutral gnome sorcerer (seeker), who has joined the ranks of the Pathfinder Society to escape the curse of the Bleaching and to find more informations about his fey bloodline and why his ancestors left their ancestral homes in the First World. He is a prankster devoted to the Lantern King, sarcastic and quite flighty. I haven't really wrote a background for him, but that's the idea I have in my mind.

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Diaz Ex Machina wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
what's your character like?
My character is a chaotic neutral gnome sorcerer (seeker), who has joined the ranks of the Pathfinder Society to escape the curse of the Bleaching and to find more informations about his fey bloodline and why his ancestors left their ancestral homes in the First World. He is a prankster devoted to the Lantern King, sarcastic and quite flighty. I haven't really wrote a background for him, but that's the idea I have in my mind.

Liberties edge if he wants to spread the FREEEDOOOOOOOOM! to experience new things to others

Concordance of elements, because why limit your shennanigans to just one elemental plane when you can get a passport to 4 of them?


Thanks for the ideas, but I think I'll follow Christian Dragos's advice for now. I'll start in the Grand Lodge and then see what happens.

Sovereign Court 4/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta aka The Masked Ferret

You know, I should have realized that we were talking about PFS 1e...

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