Winter War 47, Champaign IL USA, January 24-26 2020

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Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Captain, Illinois—Champaign-Urbana

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Hello, Paizo people!

Winter War 47 will be January 24-26, 2020. It's the largest tabletop games convention in downstate Illinois, and Paizo Organized play has had a strong presence there for many years. This year it falls to me to coordinate our schedule of Paizo Organized Play events, so I'm reaching out to potential GMs. 

This time around we're in the unique position of supporting three OP campaigns. At Winter War we expect to offer over 60 tables of RPG play divided among 2nd Edition Pathfinder Society, Starfinder Society, and Pathfinder Society 1st Edition play. We need plenty of GMs for all three campaigns in order to make it happen.

Our current schedule is on the Winter War convention web site at, and we need more GMs for all three campaigns. As an incentive, the con provides a free weekend badge for any GM who preregisters and is approved to run two or more slots.

Please consider now whether you can GM Paizo Organized Play at Winter War 47. If you can help, contact me and include the following information. For those who volunteer, I'll follow up with a confirmation and more specific GM information.

General information about the convention can be found at the convention web site:

Thanks for your time and consideration, and good gaming!. 

Gregg Homerding
Venture-Lieutenant, Champaign-Urbana IL USA


Wish I could make it, looks like a lot of fun and I'm only a couple hours south of you.

Sent PM, but is there any interest in having PACG represented at the con?

Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Captain, Illinois—Champaign-Urbana

Paizo Organized Play @ Winter War 47 kicks off Friday January 24 at 2:00pm CST. We offer 60 tables from all three RPG campaigns, including the multi-table specials PFS1#10-98 and SFS#2-00. Walk-in seats are currently available in all campaigns and every session of the con. On-site registration opens Friday around noon and is first-come, first-served. If you have a few hours or days to play Paizo OP this weekend, join us in Champaign IL! The schedule and all con information may be found at

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eddiephlash wrote:
Sent PM, but is there any interest in having PACG represented at the con?

We have tried to offer PACS at the event for years with almost zero positive response. Our space is very limited and demand for the RPGs is such was can not afford to cancel tables of ACS so we’ve unfortunately had to stop offering it. However, if some players were to express interest it could be added in the future. I believe the event has some “open” play areas so if a player brought their own ACS materials, they could organize some pickup games.

Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Captain, Illinois—Champaign-Urbana

Thank you, TwilightKnight! I'd responded to eddiephlash via PM, but neglected to post here for the community. The Paizo OP event schedule at Winter War typically gets set at least two months before the con and is built on our experiences from previous years. If there is sufficient demonstrated interest in adding PACS for Winter War in 2021, that's certainly a possibility.

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