Rich McKean (a.k.a. “bignorsewolf”) has added two low-level scenarios to our slate for December, so we now have two tables running on both December 6th and December 20th.
On December 6th, he will run the new introductory module #05-08 The Confirmation which is playable by 1st and 2nd level characters.
Almost all Pathfinders undergo extensive training for three or more years to learn the tricks of the trade, and their last test before graduating from the ranks of the initiates to the status of a full Pathfinder agent is the Confirmation, a special research project that involves considerable fieldwork and is designed to simulate the initiates’ future work as a Pathfinder. Even the noteworthy field commissioned agents sometimes participate in such trials as a way to familiarize themselves with the Pathfinder Society’s rules and expectations. Although Confirmation is typically an individual affair, the society recently discovered a site on the Isle of Kortos that would be perfect for initiates but perhaps too dangerous to handle alone. Successfully uncovering this site’s secrets will not only contribute to the society’s body of knowledge but shape the exciting careers ahead for each of the prospective agents.
And on December 20th, we will have a table of #03-09 The Quest for Perfection Part I:
In the distant land of Tian Xia, the Pathfinder Society’s Lantern Lodge sends a team of agents high into the mountains of the Wall of Heaven to an abandoned Iroran monastery in search of a powerful relic to assist them in ensure victory in the upcoming Ruby Phoenix Tournament. Though the monastery has long laid unused by the faithful of the Master of Masters, it is not completely devoid of danger, and the PCs soon discover that merely retrieving the ancient artifact is but the beginning of a much larger quest.
Thanks, Rich! As always, head on over to Warhorn to sign up or to switch which scenario you are planning on playing.
Sczarni Faction leader Guaril Karela
We’ve got a mix of the old and the new for Pathfinder Society play at October Country in December. On Friday, December 6th, Jason Schaaf is running a new Season 5 scenario #5-06 You Have What You Hold. This is a Tier 3-7 scenario which will be of special interest to those in the Sczarni faction. Here’s the description:
As an act of retribution, an enemy of the society begins hiring river pirates to waylay Pathfinder boats bound for the crusader nation of Mendev. Unless the Pathfinders can track down the party responsible and put an end to their piracy, the raids may spell the doom of the society’s ambitions to the north.
Later in the month, I will be running a Season 0 favorite, #0-23 Tide of Morning. This is a Tier 1-5 scenario. What’s it about?
Venture-Captain Dennel Hamshanks sends you to convince an Andoren druid named Hemzel to allow the Pathfinder Society to study his recently discovered lorestone, a minor magical item that unlocks some of the mysteries of the ancient Andoren druid circles. When you arrive and find Hemzel murdered and the lorestone missing, you must race against time to recover the lorestone and stop Hemzel’s murderers from using it against the druids of Andoran.
With a name like Hamshanks, it has to be good! As usual, if there is enough interest, we will try to find a GM to run a 2nd table.
If you’d like to join us on one or both of these nights, please sign up on the Upstate NY PFS Warhorn site.
Anyone who’s been here recently has noticed a lack of content over the last couple of months. It turns out that life is packed with so many things that keeping up with the blog the way that I did back in the spring is just not viable.
As a result, I’ve been thinking about whether to keep going with the blog as is (which isn’t really helpful for others and doesn’t make me feel too great about its state of infrequent maintenance), stopping it altogether, or something else. I’ve decided to go with option #3, and what makes the most sense is to make this a more regional blog focused on what is happening with my PFS community in New Paltz (and, more broadly, the Upstate New York PFS lodge of which it is a part). It will be easier for me to update the blog with this focus since I am already coordinating events for our location.
Thanks to those who have supported this blog with your encouragement and comments. I apologize if it ceases to be useful to you, but I’d rather it be smaller in scope but better in what it actually does, than a good but poorly-executed idea.
Every once in a while the PFS folks over at Paizo announce a boon for everyone based upon a holiday in Golarion and we just got another one last week – Ascendance Day, which celebrates the ascension of Iomedae to godhood by passing the Test of the Starstone.
Go here to get a copy of the boon, which, not surprisingly, will be particularly useful for paladins (but also bards or others with ranks in a Perform skill).
It’s not new news, except that I haven’t shared it, so maybe it is. Back in August, I earned my first GM star! For those who don’t know about it, stars are awarded to GMs based on the number of scenarios they have run (1 star = 10 scenarios, 2 = 30, 3 = 60, 4 = 100, and 5 = 150 scenarios plus a few other requirements). Here’s my new card with the spiffy little star.
After Friday I’ll have 13 scenarios to my name, so at the current pace it’ll be a while (probably about the end of 2014) before I earn my second star.
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