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ANNOUNCING PLAY-BY-POST Outpost VI: Strange-ish Things!

PbP Outpost V Event # 2710406
When: March 06, 2023 - May 15, 2023

Primary HQ location: Our channel on the Organized Play Discord at PFSchat.com #pbp_outpost_vi
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Greetings Pathfinders, Starfinders, & Pathfinder Adventure Card Game enthusiasts!

We’re all very excited to announce the upcoming PbP Outpost VI! I will try to keep this as brief as possible so that folks can find all the information quickly. The theme for this will be Strange-ish Things. When choosing your scenarios to run, try to choose ones with some sort of focus on aberrations, outsiders, or mysteries…preferably all three!

Don’t have a scenario in mind that seems to fit the theme? That’s no problem. We can help you “reskin” almost any scenario or adventure to fit the theme with a little creative thought, just ask!

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Important dates:

  • General GM game submissions open - Immediately
  • Specials GM submissions open- Immediately
  • Specials GM Deadline - Jan 16, 2023
  • Specials GM Chosen and Notified - Jan 23, 2023
  • Scenario Support Deadline - February 06, 2023
  • GM early player access - February 07, 2023 (limited to 1 table and 1 Special)
  • Player seating, general - February 10, 2023
  • Start of PBP Outpost V - March 06, 2023
  • End of PBP Outpost V - May 16, 2023

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    As of today, GM registration is officially open! In order for your game to count, it must start on or after March 06, 2023 and end on or before May 16, 2023.

    If you need scenario support, you must register your game by February 06, 2023.

    During this convention, we’ll also be offering the following specials.

  • Starfinder Special #1-99 The Scoured Stars Invasion run by House GM Numbat
  • Pathfinder 2e Special #2-00 The King in Thorns run by House GM Lady Ladile
  • Pathfinder 1e Single Table Special None listed, but please let us know if you are interested in GMing one
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (for GMs)

    How do I sign up to GM?
    Go to our GM Registration form. Fill out the form and choose which scenario you would like to GM. Please fill out the form for each separate scenario you wish to run.

    How many games can I sign up to GM?
    You may only GM one table of one special. You may sign up to GM as many other games as you choose, though we ask that you consider what you can reasonably handle while still providing a great experience for your players and completing all games within the given timeframe. Remember, life happens to the best of us, so please do not commit to maximum capacity.

    If this will be your first time GMing PbP or you are still learning the ropes, we strongly recommend that you only do one game at a time. It’s more work than it looks.

    What if I want to sign up to GM a Special?
    If you wish to GM one of the Specials above please fill out this form. Deadline for submission is Jan 16, 2023.

    Specials GM Registration Form

    In addition, we require that all those who GM a special have some prior experience with GMing Play-by-Post! GMing PBP is fun, but specials are a time-pressured environment inappropriate for learning the techniques of a new format! Instead, GM something else with us, and then apply for the next set of specials we offer.

    What do you mean by scenario support?
    Paizo will gift you the scenario that you wish to run — if you sign up by our deadline. Not included: APs, Adventures in hardback books (eg:Dark Archives, King Maker Companions), Emerald Spire, or Thornkeep.

    If you need scenario support, you must register your game by February 06, 2023.

    What if I want to add a game as a GM after the February 06, 2023 Scenario Support Deadline?
    That’s fine, you just need to provide your own copy of the adventure.

    May I add a game after March 06, 2023, the official start of PBP Outpost VI?
    Yes, you may add a game after the official start of Outpost.Though you must still register your game through the GM Registration for tracking purposes as well as finish the game by the end of Outpost.The Outpost team reserves the right to rule that it is too late to begin a game for convention credit.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (for Players)

    How do I sign up to play?
    Once we begin to get some submitted games we will create the spreadsheet with all of the games for General Player sign-up on February 10, 2023.This spreadsheet will be posted shortly.

    What are the different PBP Lodges?

    PbP Lodges

    Will there be boons for Players and GMs?
    We expect to be able to offer boons for PFS1 and PACS, plus increased AcP for PFS2 and SFS.

    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. We also have plenty of resources available to help you prepare, reach out within the appropriate lodge so we know what you need.

    When will you open the seats for signup?
    We will open up early signup for GMs on February 07, 2023. This is a courtesy for our GMs. GMs. Please limit yourself to 1 table of your choice and 1 Special until February 10.

    General player signup will open February 10, 2023. Please only sign up for the number of games you can handle. It’s better to enjoy one or two games than to get overwhelmed. Also, please remember other people are excited to play. Even if you are a player who can handle multiple tables, please be considerate and sign up for only a few to begin and allow others time to sign up before you add more.

    Wah! Why do you have so few tables of the Special? I won’t get a seat!
    Don’t panic! We will be starting with only so many tables each Special. We’re doing this so that we can better respond to demand, and so that we don’t overschedule tables.

  • If the table of the tier you want is full, please add yourself to the waitlist of the special you want. Being on the waitlist is the best way to get a seat in the special. List the character you prefer to play — if we can’t fill a table at your tier, we’ll give you the option of coming in with another character.
  • We’ll fill new tables from the player waitlist.

    What kind of scenarios fit the theme?
    With a theme of Strange-ish Things, we are focusing on scenarios that include aberrations, outsiders, or mysteries…preferably all three! There are plenty of scenarios that fit the theme already, but if you have one you want to run, we can help you “reskin” it if you like. Some of the obvious scenarios that fit the theme are:

    Pathfinder 2e
    The Dark Archive Casefiles
    Q6: Archaeology in Aspenthar
    Q9: Wayfinder Origins
    1-02: The Mosquito Witch
    1-06: Lost on the Spirit Road
    1-13: Devil at the Crossroads
    1-15: The Blooming Catastrophe
    2-03: Catastrophe’s Spark
    2-07: The Blakros Deception
    2-09: The Seven Secrets of Dacilane Academy
    2-16: Freedom for Wishes
    2-21: In Pursuit of Water
    Intro: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries
    The Second Confirmation
    3-02: The East Hill Haunting
    3-08: Foundation’s Price
    3-12: Fury’s Toll
    3-18: Dacilane Academy’s Delightful Disaster
    4-01 Year of Boundless Wonder
    4-04: To Seek the Heart of Calamity
    4-05: The Arclord Who Never Was
    4-06: Signal from the Electric Laboratory
    4-07: A Most Wondrous Exchange!
    4-08: Battle for Star’s Fate
    B3: Shadows and Scarecrows
    B5: Witch’s Winter Holiday
    B7: Cleanup Duty
    B11: Forged Facade
    B18: From Family Lost

    Starfinder
    1-00 Claim to Salvation
    1-03 Yesteryear’s Truth
    1-08: Sanctuary of Drowned Delight
    1-11: In Pursuit of the Scoured Past
    1-21: Yesteryear's Sorrow
    1-25: The Beacon Code Dilemma
    1-27: King Xeros of Star Azlant
    1-35: Rasheen's Riches
    2-02: Waking the Past
    2-11: Descent into Verdant Shadow
    2-13: Storm of the End Times
    2-21: Illegal Shipment
    3-02: The Subterranean Safari
    3-13: Silence at Outpost 634
    3-15: The Preluria Connection
    4-03: Battle for the Beacon
    4-05: A Waltz Through Myriad Worlds
    4-09: Through Sea and Storm
    4-14: Rasheen's Remembrance
    5-04: Fragment of the 4th
    5-07: Planar Bloom
    5-11: Archivist's Inquiry
    5-12: Envar's Expeditions
    5-13: Finding the Forgotten
    OS4: Before the Storm
    B3: A Green Place
    B4: Poacher’s Prize

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    Query: I signed up for two Dark Archive case files as a GM, but I was planning on running them back-to-back with the same characters, allowing them to 'level' in between. Is there a way that I can indicate this, or am I stuck with two simultaneous tables?

    Dark Archive 4/5 5/55/5 *** Venture-Captain, Online—PbP

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    We can maybe block out the second case file so noone can sign up on those fields. I'll bring it up to Bigrin though.

    4/5 5/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Helsinki

    I'm trying to sign up to run a table of PF2 #3-18 Dacilane Academy’s Delightful Disaster, but the dropdown menu in the form for selecting the scenario from PF2 Season 3 only goes down to #3-12. Is this intentional behavior?

    (Perhaps this is merely the form trying to fit with the theme of strange-ish things? Lol)

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    Hawthwile wrote:

    I'm trying to sign up to run a table of PF2 #3-18 Dacilane Academy’s Delightful Disaster, but the dropdown menu in the form for selecting the scenario from PF2 Season 3 only goes down to #3-12. Is this intentional behavior?

    (Perhaps this is merely the form trying to fit with the theme of strange-ish things? Lol)

    Hi Hawthwile! We've fixed it. Please let us know if it still doesn't appear.

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    GM Fi wrote:
    Hi Hawthwile! We've fixed it. Please let us know if it still doesn't appear.

    Signup complete! Thanks for the help Fi!

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    GM Hmm wrote:
    Query: I signed up for two Dark Archive case files as a GM, but I was planning on running them back-to-back with the same characters, allowing them to 'level' in between. Is there a way that I can indicate this, or am I stuck with two simultaneous tables?

    I would recruit the first one, then add the second one as a "GM Choice" recruitment. Once the game spreadsheet opens for editing, you can put in the recruitment notes that you are continuing with the same group

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

    I would like to GM Ruins of Bonekeep: Level 1, however, I can't find it in the General GM Registration scenario list on the registration form.

    What should I do?

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    roll4initiative wrote:

    I would like to GM Ruins of Bonekeep: Level 1, however, I can't find it in the General GM Registration scenario list on the registration form.

    What should I do?

    Unless things has changed it has a limit of 5 hours making running it as a pbp likely a bad idea.

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    roll4initiative wrote:

    I would like to GM Ruins of Bonekeep: Level 1, however, I can't find it in the General GM Registration scenario list on the registration form.

    What should I do?

    DM me and let's talk. I'd be happy to get you on the schedule.

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    Pirate Rob wrote:
    roll4initiative wrote:

    I would like to GM Ruins of Bonekeep: Level 1, however, I can't find it in the General GM Registration scenario list on the registration form.

    What should I do?

    Unless things has changed it has a limit of 5 hours making running it as a pbp likely a bad idea.

    Things have changed. It's now allowed to be run as PbP with a limit of 5 rooms. There's an announcement somewhere in the Flaxseed pbp discussion thread. I played it last PbP Gameday Con.

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

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    Here's the post about PbP Bonekeep Sanctioning.

    Silver Crusade

    Will there be Pathfinder 1E?

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    Neat, thanks.

    2/5 Venture-Agent, Online—PbP

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    Shadow Dragon wrote:

    Will there be Pathfinder 1E?

    While there won't be a 1E multi-table special offered for Outpost, GMs are more than welcome to submit tables for 1E scenarios and quests :)

    Silver Crusade

    Lady Ladile wrote:
    Shadow Dragon wrote:

    Will there be Pathfinder 1E?

    While there won't be a 1E multi-table special offered for Outpost, GMs are more than welcome to submit tables for 1E scenarios and quests :)

    Thanks for the quick response.

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

    DM Bigrin wrote:
    roll4initiative wrote:

    I would like to GM Ruins of Bonekeep: Level 1, however, I can't find it in the General GM Registration scenario list on the registration form.

    What should I do?

    DM me and let's talk. I'd be happy to get you on the schedule.

    PM sent.

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    May I also note that two adventures written by a PBP'er, PFS#2-18 Fanciful March of IUrwal and SFS #3-06 Tarnished Legacy: Historia's Holdout also fit the theme of stranger things?

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

    I think I did it right. Have registered to GM PFS1e 3-08 Among the Gods.

    Probably should also GM another prereq for the 5th Star. Any requests?

    Edit - Huh? The header is wrong.

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    I've submitted to run PFS1 # 0-27 ("Our Lady of Silver'). I think it meets two of the three criteria (mysteries and outsiders), but if you'd like me to reskin something, please just let me know.

    If we could get a PFS1 special going, I'd be up for playing! (I haven't played the Seasons 5, 6, 7, or 9 specials).


    GM Jhaeman wrote:
    If we could get a PFS1 special going, I'd be up for playing! (I haven't played the Seasons 5, 6, 7, or 9 specials).

    Mee, too! (I haven't played the Seasons 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 specials.)

    Silver Crusade

    I haven't played any Special - ever.

    3/5 Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta

    Shadow Dragon wrote:
    I haven't played any Special - ever.

    I recommend playing specials in PbP over face to face. In a noisy convention ballroom it is usually impossible to follow much of the story of what is going on and therefore specials end up being a tedious slog of trying to get through as many combats and skill encounters as quickly as possible, with no real idea of what the story driving it all is. In contrast, PbP enables you to follow the action of what is usually a very compelling narrative.

    Shadow Lodge 4/5

    I do love going back and rereading the gameplay for some of my best PbPs…

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

    I should offer to GM a PFS1e special since I'm working for my fifth star.

    And same here Grandmaster Toz. Unfortunately the ones on the Discord servers have been lost.

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    phaeton_nz wrote:

    I should offer to GM a PFS1e special since I'm working for my fifth star.

    And same here Grandmaster Toz. Unfortunately the ones on the Discord servers have been lost.

    Talk to your discord server admins. I know I keep archives at RFC, and I think the mods at Cayden's Keg and Find the Path do as well.

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

    It is an RfC thread but I believe a lot of the early games were deleted at one point. The game was part of Gameday 8 which ran Aug to Nov 2019.

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    phaeton_nz wrote:

    It is an RfC thread but I believe a lot of the early games were deleted at one point. The game was part of Gameday 8 which ran Aug to Nov 2019.

    Yep. Sadly that was before my time :(

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    This will be the first time I'm not running a PbP special since I joined this community. It makes me feel a little sad.

    But I should hope to be up to it by the next PbP convention.

    Liberty's Edge 4/5

    Are the games only on Discord?

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    Qstor wrote:
    Are the games only on Discord?

    There will be games both on discord and here on the paizo forums

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    Okay folks, I have gotten a number of requests from GMs asking what games are being offered so they know what to offer themselves. Rather than keep the info close hold, I figure everyone will enjoy perusing the games being offered.

    Remember, no game signups start before Feb 7.

    Outpost VI Event Listing

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

    Has my submission to GM PFS1e Ruins of Bonekeep Special been rejected?

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    All GMs for the SFS special should have received an email from me and now have access to the GM table/thread. If you were expecting to GM the SFS special and have not heard anything, please PM me here. Thank you.

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    roll4initiative wrote:
    Has my submission to GM PFS1e Ruins of Bonekeep Special been rejected?

    I'd be keen to try Bonekeep. My PC would die in the first chamber, but I'd still be keen!

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    roll4initiative wrote:
    Has my submission to GM PFS1e Ruins of Bonekeep Special been rejected?

    No, I just forgot to add it. I'll take care of it tonight. Sorry about that!

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

    DM Bigrin wrote:
    roll4initiative wrote:
    Has my submission to GM PFS1e Ruins of Bonekeep Special been rejected?
    No, I just forgot to add it. I'll take care of it tonight. Sorry about that!

    Phew! No worries. Thanks for taking care of it.

    Oh! Wait! Can we do it as a CORE game? I've already GM'd it twice in Standard mode. I kinda don't mind running it in Standard again since I know I'll at least get table credit, but, it'd be nice to apply the credit to one of my Core PCs.


    ^You can run it in CORE but realistically you have to expect the party to be either completely optimised or at the upper edge of the level range (level 5's playing down in a 3-4) to have a good chance of survival. A TPK here for a randomly selected party is not only possible but probably the most likely outcome if the party intends to see it all the way to the end.

    All that being said it can be done (and has been done before). People just have to go in with the right expectations. :)

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

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    I played in a Core Bonekeep game the last PbP con. (It was awesome.)

    I'll probably stick with standard mode since there probably are less Core players.

    Silver Crusade 4/5 Venture-Captain, Spain—Leon

    Hi!

    I have GMed several times PbP in Gamedays, in Spanish (wwww.comumnidadumbria.com).
    May I do the same in the Outpost VI?

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    Ethelnir. wrote:

    Hi!

    I have GMed several times PbP in Gamedays, in Spanish (wwww.comumnidadumbria.com).
    May I do the same in the Outpost VI?

    Ethelnir - Redalia says you have a great track record at running a Spanish table at online cons, so we'd be happy to have you. Do you want to have a channel at one of our official Lodges, or were you planning on running at your own place?

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