Happenings in 2014

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Welcome to 2014 everyone! As you all know, we have many gamedays going weekly, but we do have something different happening this year. For the first time ever, your GA Venture-Officers are taking GA PFS and really expanding our horizons outside just Metro Atlanta and weekly game days.

Most important announcement: We are hosting a myriad of conventions this year, not just Dragon Con! That’s right. Cons all year round. Some highlights to wet your appetite:

DATE:                 Convention:                    Location:
Feb 21-23           Conooga                           Chattanooga, TN
Mar 15-16           Not-A-CON: BUA               Athens, GA
Mar 28-30           SecretsCon                       ATL-Perimeter
May 23-25          MomoCon                         ATL-Downtown
May 23-25          Game-O-Rama                  ATL-Perimeter

Hopefully we get to see you all there and all the other special events we have planned! As always, keep an eye on our forums for more details.

Summer is Coming

Con season is here, and after all the local cons we will have a lot of us attending the larger, far-away cons. PaizoCon is in July, followed by granddaddy GenCon in Indianapolis in August. We are expecting to see great new releases from Paizo then, Including the final release of the Advanced Class Guide!

Finally, Labor Day weekend as usual we will be bringing it home at Dragon Con! Come join us as we are fielding hundreds of tables of PFS, as well as special events and seminars. We expect to offer a large portion of not all Season 5 scenarios, the new Season 6 scenarios, the new season 6 special, Bonekeep and Emerald Spire levels. Should be a blast, more details soon!

Dear GAPFS, It’s been a great two years!

A little over two years ago, our Venture-Captain, Mike Brock came to us and told us that he was going to Seattle to become the PFS Campaign Coordinator. He also asked if one of us would take his place as the Georgia Venture-Captain. We thought about it for a really long time before answering…could both of us be Venture-Captains? It hadn’t been done before, but even if only one of us had the title, we knew that both of us would be doing the job.

It’s definitely been quite a journey! The first convention we planned and ran was ConNooga 2012, which was about 75 tables. I still remember dashing through the room, demanding that John stop running his table RIGHT NOW, as he was TWENTY minutes into the next slot. Kyle had to run a table at the same time as running HQ (big mistake). Fast forward to the last con that we just did, DragonCon 2013, which was over 200 tables run. We also ran the very first GM101 right here in Georgia, which was a smashing success. Many of the best and most generous GMs that we have today were in that class.

Suffice to say, we’ve had the time of our lives, and we have you, Georgia Pathfinders, to thank for it. Thank you for all the moments of triumph, and every game that ends with jubilation. Thanks for the nail biting near-deaths (and deaths) and the lessons learned. We hope that we have been able to bring a little bit of enjoyment into your lives by serving as your Venture-Captains!

Don’t worry, we’re leaving you in great hands. Dan Cornett is going to be taking over as the Venture-Captain of Atlanta, accompanied by Athens VC David Shaw and Savanna VC Amanda Plageman. He’s got a fantastic new team lined up to help him, with new Venture-Lieutenants Carlos, Andrew and Bart, and new Venture-Tech Korey. Congratulations everyone! I’m super excited about the energy that you’ll be bringing to the community.

Yours truly,

Nani and Kyle Pratt

Post Summer Update 2013

Greetings all! As you know, “con season” is now over for the GAPFS crowd now that Dragon Con is over. We had quite a lot of fun and great times, we fielded the most PFS tables that we have ever fielded, and hopefully a lot of you guys who met us at the con are coming back and joining us for games at our regularly scheduled game days. We play SOMEWHERE in the Atlanta area every single weekend! Please come join us and help us continue to grow!

Some fun upcoming local news for Q3 2013:

  • We are adding more venues in the Athens area, and towns in between Athens and Atlanta. Check out the forum for more details!
  • We may have our 6th group of GA Seekers accepting the challenge of the Eyes of the Ten before the end of the year! Congratulations to Peter, Chris and Jacob, John E., Jackson and Bart!

PFS Store Liaisons

We would like to thank those who have already stepped up and taken on the position of a Pathfinder Society Store Liaison.  If you have specific questions about Pathfinder Society events at an individual store, you can contact them through a Private Message on the Pathfinder Society of Georgia Forums listed below, posting on the appropriate messageboard, or emailing Nani, Kyle, or any of the Venture-Lieutenants. The current store liaisons include:

Athens After Dark (Athens)David Shaw (pharothan on the forums)
FCB Cards and Games (Alpharetta)
 – Colin Webster
Galactic Quest Comics & Games (Buford) – Peter Chen and Josh Foster
Galactic Quest Comics & Games (Lawrenceville) – Peter Chen and Josh Foster
Giga-Bites Cafe (Marietta)Andrew Roberts (Yiroep on the forums) and Derek Blyler
Manuel’s Tavern (Virginia Highlands) 
– Dan Cornett and Chris Payne
Otherworld Games (Dallas)
Otherworld games
Teahouse Comics (Sandy Springs)
Carlos Robledo
Titan’s Games & Comics (Smyrna)
 – David Haller
Treefort Games (Fayetteville) – David Erikson
Tyche’s Games (Athens)
 – Sean, Knight of Roses on our boards
University of Georgia (Athens)Steve Avery
Winder After Noon (Winder)David Shaw (pharothan on the forums)
World of Heroes (Dacula)Adam and David Shaw (pharothan on the forums)

Welcome to the Pathfinder Society of Georgia!  Together we can make it great!

Thanks,
The Venture-team of GA PFS

Kyle Pratt, Venture-Captain: kyle.pratt@georgiapfs.org
Nani Pratt, Venture-Captain: nani.o.pratt@georgiapfs.org
Josh Foster, Venture-Lieutenant: josh.foster@georgiapfs.org
Dan Cornett, Venture-Lieutenant: dan.cornett@georgiapfs.org
David Shaw, Venture-Lieutenant: david.shaw@georgiapfs.org
Andew Roberts, Venture-Tech: Yiroep on our foums
Carlos Robledo, Venture-Tech: Crobledo on our forums

Pathfinder Society in 2013!

It’s 2013, and Pathfinder Society continues to grow and grow!

Welcome the Georgia Pathfinder Society Web Page.  We are one of the largest Pathfinder Societies in the world, but we are always looking for one more.  We are currently working on the front page of our website, but it truth most of what we do can be found on our forums (www.georgiapfs.org/forum).  This is where we discuss Pathfinder, answer PFS questions, and schedule events throughout Georgia.  In addition, you can also find us on facebook (facebook.com/gapfs)

The website will be getting some perk ups soon. Features already added:
Forums now have a spoiler tag.
Venues have been updated!
New newsletter and articles monthly!

Forums are Down

Everyone – The forums went down early Saturday morning, and I’ve been attempting to fix them yesterday and today. I’ll be working through today trying to get everything back up to normal… hopefully it’ll be back up tonight!

Welcome to the Pathfinder Society of Georgia website!

As 2011 has turned itself into 2012, the Pathfinder Society of Georgia is thriving and new Pathfinders are joining all the time.  We have updated our schedule over the last few months and it now includes more than 100 Pathfinder Society game days in the metro Atlanta area.  Check out our calendar for the events this month!

Pathfinder Society Game Days are currently hosted at the following locations:

Tyche’s Games (Athens) — 3rd Saturday of each month
FCB Cards and Games (Alpharetta) –3rd Sunday of each month
Manuel’s Tavern (Atlanta, Virginia Highlands) — Various weekdays of the month, generally 1st Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday.
Treefort Games (Fayetteville) — 1st Saturday of each month
Hobbytown USA (Kennesaw) — 1st Saturday of each month
Galactic Quest Comics & Games (Lawrenceville) – 2nd Saturday each month
The Golden Bough (Macon) — 3rd Saturday of each month
Titan’s Games & Comics (Smyrna) — 1st Sunday of each month
Tower Games (Suwanee) – 4th Saturday of each month

PFS Store Liaisons

We would like to thank those who have already stepped up and taken on the position of a Pathfinder Society Store Liaison as well as the Venture-Lieutenants for Georgia.  If you have specific questions about Pathfinder Society events at an individual store, you can contact them through a Private Message on the Pathfinder Society of Georgia Forums listed below, posting on the appropriate messageboard, or emailing Nani, Kyle, or any of the Venture-Lieutenants .  The current store liaisons include:

Tyche’s Games (Athens) — Sean, Knight of Roses on our boards
FCB Cards and Games (Alpharetta)Colin Webster
Manuel’s Tavern (Atlanta, Virginia Highlands)Dan Cornett and Chris Payne
Treefort Games (Fayetteville)Nicholas Gray, Jordan James, and David Erikson (David31416 on our boards)
Hobbytown USA (Kennesaw)Joe Caubo
Galactic Quest Comics & Games (Lawrenceville)John Compton and Josh Foster
The Golden Bough (Macon) — Heath Dobson, Dahgda on our boards
Titan’s Games & Comics (Smyrna)Alex Aviles
Tower Games (Suwanee)John Compton and Josh Foster

 

Current Needs

We have been contacted by more stores who are interested in hosting one PFS Game Day per month.  Unfortunately, to be able to host a game day at these locations, we need a Store Liaison for the locations.

If you would like to volunteer to become the store liaison at any of the below stores, you would be able to help choose which day each month that best fits your schedule, decide on what PFS scenarios you want to run, and try to find an additional volunteer GM or two to help if you needed multiple tables for your game day.  I would help you, of course, with the advertising of the event on all the various websites, continued recruiting of GMs and players, stepping in as a GM when our schedules allow, entering the Game Day info on Paizo’s website (both listing the event and recording results), and get all the promotional material (such as posters) from Paizo sent directly to the store.

As for the stores that are interested in adding a presence of PFS to their weekends, and who I need store liaisons and DMs for before we can move forward, they are as follows:

Titan’s Games and Comics — 2103 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Hobbytown, USA — Columbus, GA
The Dragon Lair — 409 Terrel street, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Galactic Quest Comics, Games, and Toys — 4264 Sudderth Rd, Buford, GA 30518

If you have one day a month to volunteer to GM or manage a PFS Game Day at any of the locations listed above, please contact us or any of the Venture-Lieutenants below.

Welcome to the Pathfinder Society of Georgia!  Together we can make it great!

Thanks,

Kyle and Nani Pratt
Venture-Captains, Georgia

kyle.pratt@georgiapfs.org or nani.o.pratt@georgiapfs.org
Joe Caubo, Venture-Lieutenant: joe@georgiapfs.org
John Compton, Venture-Lieutenant: john.compton@georgiapfs.org
Josh Foster, Venture-Lieutenant: josh.foster@georgiapfs.org
Nick Gray, Venture-Lieutenant: nick.gray@georgiapfs.org

Upcoming Conventions!

Within the next few months Pathfinder Society of Georgia will have a presence at quite a few conventions around the Southeast.

SCARAB January 13-16 in Columbia, SC

With over 80 tables planned and players coming from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and even Virginia among other states, we plan on having a large presence at SCARAB! Many of the regulars from Georgia will be GMing at the convention, including Venture-Captains Nani and Kyle Pratt, as well as Venture-Lieutenants John Compton, Josh Foster, and Joe Caubo.  We could always use more GMs, but you need to sign up by the New Year to receive rewards for your work.

For more information about the convention see the SCARAB webpage as well as the SCARAB Warhorn website to sign up for events!

Con Nooga February 17-19 in Chattanooga, TN

Continuing the tradition from last year, Georgia PFS will be running the Pathfinder action at Con Nooga.  The schedule for the Con isn’t up quite yet, but we’ll have at least 70 tables of PFS going on over the weekend for your enjoyment!  For general information about the convention see the Con Nooga Website and for PFS specific information see our convention forum post, where it details GM rewards as well as where the PFS schedule and sign ups will be posted.

Hope to see all of you at both these conventions!

PaizoCon 2012 Announced!

We are very proud to announce PaizoCon 2012, our annual gathering of Paizo staff, special guests, Pathfinder RPG players, and members of our message board community! 2012’s event will take place on July 6–8 at the Marriot Redmond Town Center hotel in Redmond, Washington. In addition to the regular annual festivities, PaizoCon 2012 is a celebration of Paizo’s 10th anniversary, as well as 5 years of the Pathfinder Adventure Path! The entire Paizo staff as well as a community of Pathfinder gamers, artists, and designers will be on hand with special events created just for the show. If you’ve never had a chance to visit PaizoCon, 2012 is definitely the best year to start. And if you have been to the show before, we look forward to seeing you again!

You can order your $40 three-day convention badge today. While you’re at it, be sure to pick up a ticket to the highly anticipated Pathfinder Preview Banquet, where we show off upcoming products and reveal secrets you won’t be able to learn anywhere else! The banquet has sold out every year we’ve held it, so it’s a good idea to pick up a ticket as soon as you’re sure you can make it to the convention.

This year we are pleased to announce a new location for PaizoCon: The Marriot Redmond Town Center hotel, a great facility situated along an outdoor shopping center with plenty of excellent options for local dining and quality shopping (including a game store and comic shop!). The hotel features more space for games and seminars than our previous location, an on-site bar and restaurant, and more rooms for attendees. The Marriott has extended a special offer of $85 per night for PaizoCon guests, available until June 13th. Make your hotel reservation by calling 1-425-498-4000, and don’t forget to mention PaizoCon to get the special room rate!

Stay tuned to the Paizo Blog in the coming weeks for more announcements about our Guests of Honor, special game industry guests, and events. In the meantime, please check out the PaizoCon FAQ, which answers a lot of commonly asked questions about the convention.

Please also visit paizo.com/paizocon, the official homepage of the convention, where we’ll post additional details as they become available.

We’re delighted to host this convention again, and to celebrate 10 successful years in game publishing! Please help us celebrate in July by attending PaizoCon 2012. We can’t wait to game with you!

Erik Mona
Paizo Publisher

Beginner Bash Box

Heard of the new Beginner Box coming out from Paizo? It’s the newest addition to the Pathfinder RPG line that’s focusing on introducing Pathfinder to new players. It comes with simpler character sheets, simpler rules, and a whole lot of fun! It comes out on October 26th, and we’ve decided to open up the Beginner Box with a big Bash!

We’ll be running four short delves at six different locations across Atlanta and Macon on October 29th. Each delve takes between 45 – 75 minutes, and uses the pregens and rules from the new Beginner Box. While this doesn’t give credit for a PFS character, if you complete all four delves you’ll receive a super secret boon that is probably the best boon outside of the Eyes of the Ten series. I guarantee that all of you would love to have this boon.

So what do you need to do? Come join us at one of our five locations below and make sure to bring a friend who’s never played Pathfinder or even a tabletop RPG before. Every location is running games from noon to five, so make sure to come!

Galactic Quest Comics in Lawrenceville
481 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville GA, 30045

Galactic Quest Comics in Buford
4264 Sudderth Road
Buford, GA 30518

Hobbytown USA in Kennesaw
840 Ernest W Barrett NW # 650
Kennesaw, GA 30144

FCB Games in Alpharetta
9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Suite 21
Alpharetta, GA

Treefort Games in Fayetteville
150 Banks Xing, Hwy 85
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Golden Bough in Macon
371 Cotton Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31201

P.S. This is also the first game day down in Macon. Join Nani and I at the Golden Bough for their first game day!