Pathfinder Society 2nd Edition Guide, Year of the Open Road


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I was not able to locate the guide for the new season. One of my GM's at Gencon said that it was posted on the website but not available as a PDF but I am not able to locate it. Please help.

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

jakjr15 wrote:
I was not able to locate the guide for the new season. One of my GM's at Gencon said that it was posted on the website but not available as a PDF but I am not able to locate it. Please help.

Here's the pdf one that our VL posted.

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

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I like the idea of web guide but a PDF version also needs to be made available, just like we can get a PDF for the Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications.

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HERE

...I'm going to drown in all these individual PFS2 Guide threads.

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The PDF from Paizo would the only rule set that would be legal, correct?

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

The link I posted above is the legal PFS2 guide. It was only converted to pdf form.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
The PDF from Paizo would the only rule set that would be legal, correct?

No. The PFS(2) Guide will be officially located and hosted by the Organized Play Foundation. Do not expect it to be a PDF on the Paizo website.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

Gary Bush wrote:
I like the idea of web guide but a PDF version also needs to be made available, just like we can get a PDF for the Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications.

See THIS for commentary.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

The link to "Chronicle Sheets and Recordkeeping" is broken. FYI

Envoy's Alliance 4/5 5/55/55/55/5

Blake's Tiger wrote:

HERE

...I'm going to drown in all these individual PFS2 Guide threads.

I know, right? But look on the bright side. All these threads mean that people are trying PF2 out, which is a good thing.

Also your comment reminds me that I need to pick up Athletics so I can swim!

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
The PDF from Paizo would the only rule set that would be legal, correct?
No. The PFS(2) Guide will be officially located and hosted by the Organized Play Foundation. Do not expect it to be a PDF on the Paizo website.

I bought PFS 1A, 1-01, 1-02, 1-03. Each of them has on page 2 statement:

" It is designed for play in the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, but it can easily be adapted for use with any world. For more information on the Pathfinder Society campaign, how to read the attached Chronicle sheets, and how to find games in your area, check out the campaign’s home page at PathfinderSociety.club."

OK, so there are the rules for my new shiny PFS2! But PathfinderSociety.club brings us to https://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety - where only bright old PFS1 rules..

Where is official Paizo Organized Play Team member blog post or something about Organized Play Foundation being legal source of PFS rules?

In 10th season PFSRPGG this Foundation mentioned in context of volunteering, not as source of rules.

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Where is official Paizo Organized Play Team member blog post or something about Organized Play Foundation being legal source of PFS rules?

There is a blog, but I couldn't find it. I'm not invested enough to read through all the monthly OP update blogs.

...but who do you think the OPF is?

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

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Generally speaking, there is an effort to transition a lot of the logistical overhead from the Paizo site to the OPF website. Not only does it support the separation between what Paizo does vs what the OPF is designed to do, but it also gives us direct access to many of the tools we use (like the Guide) that could greatly benefit from regular updates. We don't need a version X.X of the Guide. Just a most recent update date similar to how the FAQ is posted. It also means we can add things like the convention volunteer questionnaires, convention FAQs, etc. without having to wait for the Paizo tech team to fit it into their busy schedule. Meanwhile, Paizo can continue to do what they do best - produce awesome content to play and host the database and product pages where they are located. OPF can focus on the logistics of running the campaign and maintain the rules that govern it.


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Blake's Tiger wrote:
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Where is official Paizo Organized Play Team member blog post or something about Organized Play Foundation being legal source of PFS rules?

There is a blog, but I couldn't find it. I'm not invested enough to read through all the monthly OP update blogs.

...but who do you think the OPF is?

Until this weekend, when I dug into the forums to try to find out the ETA for the guide, I had exactly zero idea about the OPF.

Frankly, a document that includes a section explaining what organized play is---and is at least in part intended for an audience of new players-- shouldn't require so much effort to find.

A single link on the paizo page where I'm used to getting the 1st edition guide would have made all the difference. I guess I've learned more about PFS in the process, but it hasn't left me with a positive impression.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

Skojar wrote:
I had exactly zero idea about the OPF.

Which is precisely why some of these activities are occuring. Many volunteers have the false impression that they are volunteering directly for Paizo when if fact they are volunteering for the OPF. To many that is a fairly subtle difference, but its an important one nonetheless.

Skojar wrote:
A single link on the paizo page

I would expect some of that in the future, but as stated above, the people who wold need to make that happen have been out of the Paizo offices for at least a week and probably won't be back until next week. Our leaders and community have to continue to be good stewards of the campaign and help answer questions and direct people to the necessary places until the smoke clears and we can get back to "normal" activities.

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Will there be a link directly to this site from Paizo?

The Exchange 1/5 5/5

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Look at the fourth post in this thread!

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