Question - PFS Season 3 Chronicle Sheets


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Scarab Sages 1/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Richmond

So PFS Intro #1: The Second Confirmation has a new Chronicle sheet and the 'Rewards' section formatted as follows:

Rewards:

Starting XP
[gray space]
Starting GP
[gray space]
XP Gained
[gray space]
GP Gained
[gray space]
GP Spent
[gray space]
Total XP
[gray space]
Total GP
[gray space]

My understanding is that the GM is responsible for filling in any spaces colored gray.

1. Do the players need to tell the GM what purchases they're making after the session, or can the 'GP Spent' box be filled in by players?

2. Does the GM need to sign off on Downtime, or can the 'GP Gained' just include Treasure Bundle totals and the player can handle Downtime on their own?

I ask because letting the players handle their own purchases and Downtime means chronicles are done faster and the GM has less on their plate.

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 ***

It has been announced (I'm sure someone can share the relevant link) that GMs no longer need to adjudicate downtime and players manage that on the honor system.

Likewise, you will be hard pressed to find any GMs that have the time or the interest in forcing the players to list all their purchases on the sheet immediately at the end of the session so that the GM can review it. They will do all of that on their own time.

All you really need to focus on is the awards from the scenario. How much XP they earned, how many Reputation they earned, and how much gold they earned from treasure bundles. Oh and Infamy or permanent conditions if they "earned" any. Everything else is pretty much on the player and the honor system.

4/5 ****

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The word gray does not appear in the Pathfinder Society Guide to Play.

It does not represent any special responsibilities.

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OP Guide wrote:
The sections of a Chronicle are detailed below. Sections marked with an asterisk (*) include some element that GMs must address before players leave the table, either by filling it in themselves or asking the players to fill in the appropriate information. Players can fill out other sections between sessions.

Those sections are:

(C.) Character Number:* Unique Identifier for the character who took part in the adventure, including players Organized Play ID and the Character number.
(H.) Variable quantities:* Quantities that depend on character’s level or successes during the adventure, such as treasure earned, reputation, earned income, etc.
(I.) Event Number*: Unique Identifier provided by the event organizer indicating what event the game occurred at.
(J.) Date*: Date the adventure completed
(K.) GM Number*: The GMs Organized Play ID

Note that Downtime is a player option. So the GM has to ensure said section is filled out, but have no further responsibility.

So the GM needs to make sure those bits of the chronicle are filled out, but how that gets done doesn't really matter.

Note that gold spent is not on that list.

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/55/5 **** Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

It used to be the case that GM fields were somewhat color-coded, personally, I would like some sort of slightly different marking so a busy convention GM does not fill out the wrong field.

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 ***

I wouldn't characterize anything on the chronicle as the "wrong field." While GMs no longer need to fill out certain boxes, that doesn't mean they can't. I think most prefer the reduction in responsibility, but if a GM asked their players to resolve day jobs before issuing the chronicle it should not create conflict. Other than spending wealth, a player should be capable of completing the same information they always have (starting wealth/XP/Reputation/etc).

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/55/5 **** Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

Wrong field as in writing XP or Gold earned in the wrong line

4/5 ****

Robert Hetherington wrote:

The word gray does not appear in the Pathfinder Society Guide to Play.

It does not represent any special responsibilities.

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OP Guide wrote:
The sections of a Chronicle are detailed below. Sections marked with an asterisk (*) include some element that GMs must address before players leave the table, either by filling it in themselves or asking the players to fill in the appropriate information. Players can fill out other sections between sessions.

Those sections are:

(C.) Character Number:* Unique Identifier for the character who took part in the adventure, including players Organized Play ID and the Character number.
(H.) Variable quantities:* Quantities that depend on character’s level or successes during the adventure, such as treasure earned, reputation, earned income, etc.
(I.) Event Number*: Unique Identifier provided by the event organizer indicating what event the game occurred at.
(J.) Date*: Date the adventure completed
(K.) GM Number*: The GMs Organized Play ID

Note that Downtime is a player option. So the GM has to ensure said section is filled out, but have no further responsibility.

So the GM needs to make sure those bits of the chronicle are filled out, but how that gets done doesn't really matter.

Note that gold spent is not on that list.

This is correct except for one point. The GM does not need to ensure downtime is filled out, as there are a number of situations where it is not possible for the downtime to be adjudicated immediately.

That said, it is highly encouraged that the GM at least make sure that the players know where to look for the information they need to calculate downtime.

Spent gold and downtime are both required to be recorded, but the form of that recording is up to the player as long as the GM can access that record when needed.

Grand Archive 4/5 ****

Online Guide Team Lead - JTT wrote:

Spent gold and downtime are both required to be recorded, but the form of that recording is up to the player as long as the GM can access that record when needed.

I personally record mine in an excel spreadsheet.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 5/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Martinsville

What if one does not have Excel. (I don't pay the monthly/annual ransom for it)

1/5 5/55/5 *** Venture-Agent, Online—VTT

Then they could use Google Sheets, LibreOffice Calc, a sheet of paper with ledger columns drawn on it...

Liberty's Edge 5/5 5/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Martinsville

I know Open Office does weird things cause Excel has some sort of inherent rights issues where other like programs can't use the same type of coding for sheets, or something of that stupid.

I can imagine that the same issue comes up for the others mentioned.

Well, cept for the pen and paper solution. (boy, that is a lot of work)

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden

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I've used google sheets for it for years with no trouble. Makes it simple to have access on all my devices. And if someone else also needs a sheet I can give them a copy of my blank template sheet.

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