How to save progress between sepperate game sessions?


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Hey guys, I've just purchased Pathfinder and it arrived 2 days ago. I'm loving this game and it's the first adventure card game I have ever played. My wife plays with me as well but we wont be able to play together all the time.

My question is how do I keep our sessions sepperate? I know there's dividers to keep your progress "saved" between play sessions but what if I wanted to re-use those cards in a 2 player adventure sepperate from my solo play?

I guess there's always writing stuff down but what I'm asking is are there any resource lists or digital apps that make this easier and less tedious? Any recomendations?


The only things that are saved from session to session are the character decks. The biggest problem would be having to add/remove cards in the vault if one campaign gets ahead of the other. Though it wouldn't be too bad in the Core campaign, as there are only 3 adventures.

If you want to avoid removing cards, leave them all in and randomly replace cards that are too high a level when you encounter them. E.g., if you're in adventure 3 (campaign 1) and your wife is in adventure 2 (campaign 2), when playing with your wife randomly replace any level 3 card that you encounter.

I wouldn't want to run parallel versions of Crimson Throne - a much longer campaign - as you'd be adding/removing a lot of cards if one campaign got far ahead of the other.

An easier option:

If you're playing solo with multiple characters, you could simply let your wife play one of the characters when she's available. Then you wouldn't have to worry about parallel campaigns at all. She'd drop in and out of the campaign, as needed.


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I used to do this with Mummy's Mask. I initially wrote the decks down in a Google Sheets where I had set up data validation for each card type from that box's card list.

Thar was useful but I untimely found it much easier to just arrange the deck on the table such that all card names are visible and take a photo of that.

In any case, you still need to rebuild your decks each time you choose to play a different campaign.


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What I used to do was use the paizo published deck lists. You can find them listed here: PACG Character Sheets. Inside of that file there is a deck list for each set. The deck list has a list of all the boons and you can mark in pencil which cards are in your deck. Then when changing sessions you can re-build your deck.

Another option I used to do was just keep a word document set up with a listing of the characters. I used the formatting found In this thread which let me rebuild my characters when needed, and also meant I already had everything in the requested format when I was ready to post my characters.

Last idea that comes to mind is for one of the games invest in using character/class deck products and build only from the cards included in those decks, similiar to how Organized Play handles it. This would allow your characters to remain separate from the box so you're not needing to rebuild characters constantly.

Shadow Lodge

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Keeping track of the character decks is the major task - you can't keep characters built for multiple campaigns out of the same box.

The other thing that needs to be tracked, though, is the character. You probably don't want to actually write on the character cards, but that's easily taken care of by putting the character cards in clear sleeves, and using a wet-erase marker to tick off checkboxes on the sleeves.

If you're using different versions of the same character in multiple campaigns that still leaves you with a problem. But there's a solution for that, too - the downloadable character sheet PDFs. I like to use those for all of my characters.

Another thing I've found useful for keeping track of characters is the chronicle sheet from Pathfinder Adventure Card Society organized play. That gives you somewhere to note feats gained, deck upgrades, hero points, etc., etc.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber
redeux wrote:
Last idea that comes to mind is for one of the games invest in using character/class deck products and build only from the cards included in those decks, similiar to how Organized Play handles it. This would allow your characters to remain separate from the box so you're not needing to rebuild characters constantly.

You're still going to have to tear down any of the characters built from the base box before playing any other campaign. And even though I'm an advocate of PACS Organized Play, I think you're far better off using the characters and boons found in the Core and/or Curse boxes when playing the in-box adventures.

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