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Announcing NostalgiaCon!

EVENT #2706734
Main Listing: [b] PbPGameday.com.
Reporting Link: https://pbpgameday.com/reporting.php
January 10 - March 6, 2022

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Hi, everyone!

I’m excited to announce the next Play by Post convention, NostalgiaCon. We will be trying to get a lot of the feel of the old Gamedays with this convention. Only Pathfinder 1 and the ACG will be included, not Pathfinder 2 or Starfinder. We will be allowing player signup during the same time as GM signup, as we used to, and there will not be limits on the number of games.

Signups open now, for GMs and players. In order for your game to count, it must start on or after January 10th, and end on or before March 6th. Finishing on time is particularly important this convention, because the next convention is planned to start soon afterwards.

If you need scenario support, you must register your game by December 12th.

We will not be running a Pathfinder 1 multi-table special; instead we are encouraging GMs who are qualified to run tables of the exclusive scenarios. We have permission to include Bonekeep in this convention, which is normally not permitted for PbP. IBefore you sign up to run an exclusive, please make sure you are qualified to do so.

Also, GM Dennis will be acting as House GM for a Pathfinder 2 multi-table special. He will post instructions later for GMs and players interested in participating in that special. GMs can either GM one table of the multi-table special or one exclusive scenario, but not both.

A later post will include instructions for the Adventure Card Game.

Games do not need to be first come first served; lottery or GM choice is encouraged, but please be clear in your recruitment thread what method you are using.

GM signup instructions (Paizo)
First, you need to create your recruitment thread on Paizo.com. Then, go to PbPGameday.com. The front page contains a list of tables that are currently signed up in addition to a link at the bottom to register a table as a GM.You must include your recruitment link in your submission, and the link must go to a recruitment thread, rather than discussion or gameplay, or else the table will be removed.

GM signup instructions (Discord)
Go to PbPGameday.com. The front page contains a list of tables that are currently signed up in addition to a link at the bottom to register a table as a GM. In the space for a recruitment link, simply state which Discord lodge (Roll for Combat or Org Play Online). Then you need to contact the organizer of that Discord lodge to ask them to make you a recruitment thread. For RfC, contact bigrin42#2231 and for Org Play Online, contact me, Redelia#3748.

Player instructions
You can find the list of current registered games on PbPGameday.com. Games that are recruiting may also be advertised in Flaxseed Lodge or on the Discord lodges listed. Check back often as new GMs sign in!

Frequently asked Questions:

Can I participate if I am new to Play-by-Post?
Certainly! Just let your GMs and Players know. They’ll be glad to help.

How many games can I sign up to GM?
While we set no hard limit on this, we want you to be able to pay attention to all your games and show your players a good time. If this will be your first time GMing PbP, we strongly recommend that you only do one game at a time. It’s more work than it looks.

Table [put number in here] is currently full, but it’s marked open. How do I fix that?
Post in this thread and let us know. We will get those tables updated if you tell us!

Is there a limit on how many specials / exclusives I can GM at any given time?
Yes. At any given time, each GM can only GM either: [list]

  • One table of a multi-table special - or -
  • One table of a star-gated exclusive game like Serpent’s Rise, Serpent’s Ire, True Dragons of Absalom, Bonekeep, or Maelstrom’s Rift.

    How many games can I sign up to play?
    There is no specific limit, but we do ask you to remember that others also would like to sign up for games. Also, please make sure you don’t sign up for more games than you can handle. If you’re new to play by post, please only sign up for one or two games.

  • Dataphiles 4/5 5/5 *** Venture-Agent, Colorado—Colorado Springs

    I am a little confused.

    The first paragraph says:

    Quote:

    Only Pathfinder 1 and the ACG will be included, not Pathfinder 2 or Starfinder.

    but about 4 paragraphs down, it says:

    Quote:

    Also, GM Dennis will be acting as House GM for a Pathfinder 2 multi-table special.

    Is the Pathfinder 2 Multi-table special the only PF2 scenario?


    Do we know how the Bonekeep tables will be structured? One of the main reasons they are so difficult don't translate to PbP.

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

    Eric Parker 82 wrote:

    I am a little confused.

    The first paragraph says:

    Quote:

    Only Pathfinder 1 and the ACG will be included, not Pathfinder 2 or Starfinder.

    but about 4 paragraphs down, it says:

    Quote:

    Also, GM Dennis will be acting as House GM for a Pathfinder 2 multi-table special.

    Is the Pathfinder 2 Multi-table special the only PF2 scenario?

    I believe that is the case. We're running the PF2 special now because it needs to be run prior to the Starfinder special, as there are carryover effects.

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

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    PF2 #3-99 Fate in the Future - GM Interest:

    If you are interested in GMing a table of the PF2 special, #3-99 Fate in the Future (levels 1-8), please fill out the form below. We will select GMs for the special from the responses. If interested, please fill in the form by Thursday, December 9th! We will make selections on Friday, December 10th, to ensure that those people get included in scenario support for the con.

    PF2 Special GM Interest Form

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    Bigguyinblack wrote:
    Do we know how the Bonekeep tables will be structured? One of the main reasons they are so difficult don't translate to PbP.

    The number of encounters and the rewards will be limited. GMs who are interested in running can contact me by private message for the details.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    Eric Parker 82 wrote:

    I am a little confused.

    The first paragraph says:

    Quote:

    Only Pathfinder 1 and the ACG will be included, not Pathfinder 2 or Starfinder.

    but about 4 paragraphs down, it says:

    Quote:

    Also, GM Dennis will be acting as House GM for a Pathfinder 2 multi-table special.

    Is the Pathfinder 2 Multi-table special the only PF2 scenario?

    Yes, that is exactly the point.

    Scarab Sages

    Are there not yet any adventures to sign up for, or am I just a yutz?

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
    Are there not yet any adventures to sign up for, or am I just a yutz?

    No GMs have signed up yet.

    Lantern Lodge 4/5 5/5

    No link on the page (at least so far as I can see) to submit games...

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

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    Sigh... yep, the front page does not have a link to register a game. I can't believe I didn't see that.

    Here is the link for GMs to register a game.

    Silver Crusade 1/5

    I have a couple of queries.

    I've never played the Bonekeep modules and would like to do so - but my preference would be to take the same character through all three. This isn't feasible within one PbP convention - will we retain access to the Bonekeep modules post-con? Or would we need to do 1 per convention?

    Second query: I see that all the old retired scenarios are on the drop down list for registering games. They're not available to run - are they?

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    We do not know if Bonekeep will be allowed in PbP at all after this convention; we hope it will, if it goes well.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    For the ACG, MorkXII has posted Box Runner instructions here

    Lantern Lodge 4/5 5/5

    Depending on the players (and how Bonekeep rules work for the con) is is possible to register to GM more than one of he Bonekeep scenarios in sequence?

    And Bonekeep (CORE) is now posted.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    No, as I stated above, each GM may only run one table of the special or an exclusive.

    Lantern Lodge 4/5 5/5

    That is why I asked about doing them in sequence, if there was time.
    But the way that the timed element coverts to PBP might make that a non-option.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    Any scenario should be expected to take about the full length of the convention, since it is less than 2 months long. Thus, no, a GM can only run one exclusive or special for the entire convention.


    I know it is normally not allowed at the same time, but in a normal FtF con the specials are at different times. I would like to run the same character in the 3 different levels of bone keep.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/55/5 ** Venture-Agent, New Zealand—Auckland

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    Is it still possible to earn the fifth Star for PFS1? I recently got my fourth and would like to try for 5. Presumably that means running a special or two.

    Wayfinders 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ** Contributor

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    phaeton_nz wrote:
    Is it still possible to earn the fifth Star for PFS1? I recently got my fourth and would like to try for 5. Presumably that means running a special or two.

    Two GMs got their 5th star this month. Go for it. How many specials do you have, Phaeton? You will need at least 10 over the course of your career.

    Lantern Lodge 4/5 5/5

    Is there a way to see what your special count for PFS1 is using online reporting? I suspect I have the ten required and then some now, from all the gameday specials I've GMed, but I'm not sure how to check.

    Actually I'm still about 35 tables away from having enough table time anyway.

    @RDA Lets just be thankful that we get to do even one level of Bonekeep in PBP. If it works out, maybe the OP leadership will be open to other runs in the future.

    4/5 5/5 ** Venture-Agent, Minnesota—St. Louis Park

    @GM Aerondor,

    The best way I know of is to go into the sessions tab of My Organized Play and limit it.

    Applies to: GM
    Organized Play: PFS(1ed), PFS1 and maybe PFC (if you did any specials in Core Campaign).

    Then go through the ~150 reported tables looking for specials.

    I don’t know what the difference is between PFS(1ed) and PFS1. Most of my tables are under PFS(1ed) but I do have 6 tables under PFS1. Two of them are specials.

    Wayfinders 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ** Contributor

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    Another route is to ask the Organized Play Manager at OrganizedPlay@paizo.com. I did that when I needed to double-check my count with Alex prior to my 150th table for SFS.

    Hmm

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

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    Revolving Door Alternate wrote:
    I know it is normally not allowed at the same time, but in a normal FtF con the specials are at different times. I would like to run the same character in the 3 different levels of bone keep.

    With the higher possibility of character death in Bonekeep, it would be even more of a potential disaster than usual to have a character in more than one game at a time.

    I understand that people would like to play their character in more than one, but this is a special approval to see if Bonekeep can even be made to work in PbP. If it works out and is approved in general, I'm sure we will have GMs willing to run more later.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    OK, two clarifications.

    - Because this is a test of whether Bonekeep works in PbP, you must either be a 4 star GM or a VO to run it.

    - Other online lodges are welcome to participate. For Mythweavers, follow the above instructions for Paizo, but make your recruitment thread on Mythweavers. For other Discord lodges, first make sure your VO or other organizer is willing to make you a recruitment channel, and then follow the instructions above for Discord.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/55/5 ** Venture-Agent, New Zealand—Auckland

    @Hmm

    I've done The Solstice Scar (Version A) [8-99A]
    Assault on Absalom [9-00]
    The Hao-Jin Cataclysm [10-00] as Overseer

    Assuming the last one counts, still got 7 to go. I guess I should pick one that can be done by a 4+ star gm under pbp.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

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    phaeton_nz wrote:

    @Hmm

    I've done The Solstice Scar (Version A) [8-99A]
    Assault on Absalom [9-00]
    The Hao-Jin Cataclysm [10-00] as Overseer

    Assuming the last one counts, still got 7 to go. I guess I should pick one that can be done by a 4+ star gm under pbp.

    Let me know if you want help finding a list of possibilities or anything like that.

    Sovereign Court 5/5 5/5 RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32

    Redelia wrote:

    OK, two clarifications.

    - Because this is a test of whether Bonekeep works in PbP, you must either be a 4 star GM or a VO to run it.

    - Other online lodges are welcome to participate. For Mythweavers, follow the above instructions for Paizo, but make your recruitment thread on Mythweavers. For other Discord lodges, first make sure your VO or other organizer is willing to make you a recruitment channel, and then follow the instructions above for Discord.

    If you need GMs, I have my Fifth star and can run any of the Bonekeeps.


    Interested... even if that would be my first time GMing some PFS

    1/5

    Added a game of 9-03: On the Border of War. It's being run over on Myth-Weavers, and I think we're aiming for subtier 8-9.

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    Session 17 of NostalgiaCon 2021, my table of PFS 10-16: What the Helms Hide is now full.

    3/5

    I have set a table for #4-20: Words of the Ancients which is Tier 7-11 but it is wrongly announced in https://pbpgameday.com/ as 5-9.

    Would it be possible to fix it please?

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

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    GM Rutseg wrote:

    I have set a table for #4-20: Words of the Ancients which is Tier 7-11 but it is wrongly announced in https://pbpgameday.com/ as 5-9.

    Would it be possible to fix it please?

    I'll let the person who can edit the database know.

    Silver Crusade

    Session 3, #10-14: Debt to the Quah is now full.

    Grand Lodge 4/5

    My table of 6-07 - Valley of Veiled Flame is now full.

    I decided to run both a low and a high sub-tier table of 7-13 - Captive in Crystal. The low sub-tier is now full but there are still a couple of spaces available for the high sub-tier (7-9).

    Speaking of that, should I create a new listing for the high sub-tier of the scenario in the session list or can I just report them both separately when they are done?

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    You should create an entry for every table that will be part of the convention. Your second table can link to the same recruitment thread if necessary.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    Also, if reporting a table is full, please include its session number.

    Grand Lodge 4/5

    OK, new session of Captive in Crystal created.

    Sessions #5 and #6 are full.

    Lantern Lodge 4/5 5/5

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    Session 2 (CORE Bonekeep) is full.. of soon to be dead bodies.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/55/5 ** Venture-Agent, New Zealand—Auckland

    Could you please tag Serpent's Ire as full.

    1/5

    Session #15 (On the Border of War) is full.

    1/5

    shaventalz wrote:
    Session #15 (On the Border of War) is full.

    And now it's not-full. One of the PCs had leveled out with his last chronicle and hadn't realized when signing up.

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    Session 16 of NostalgiaCon 2021, my table of PFS 0-3: Murder on the Silken Caravan is now full.

    Liberty's Edge 4/5

    Session 23 - #7-99: Through Maelstrom Rift is full.

    Shadow Lodge 4/5

    Session 22 - #7-25: Orders From The Gate is now full.

    Silver Crusade 3/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP

    GMs, if you are not taking players first come first served, please make your choices or resolve your lottery soon after getting enough applicants so that people know whether to join a different game or not.

    1/5

    Session 13, 3-03 Ghenett Manor Gauntlet is now full.

    2/5 5/5 ***

    8-16 House of Harmonious Wisdom is now full.

    1/5 *

    #20, 8-04: Wardens of Sulfur Gulch is full.

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