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Lamplighter Lecture 4713 A.R. – The Demons of the Worldwound

[NOTE: This lecture was delivered live and in-character at the Manitoba Pathfinder Lodge’s annual “Convocation” event in Winnipeg, Canada in September 2013, just before presenting the Season 5 special, “Siege of the Diamond City”. It uses information from a variety of sources (see below), but has been synthesized into a player-friendly, spoiler-free format. GMs should be assured that none of this information removes the need for Knowledge checks to identify demons and their abilities at the table; this is information […]

Running Season One Scenarios (for GMs – SPOILERS!)

[Based on reader feedback, I’m providing a bit more detail and spoilers for certain scenarios – hopefully this will help GMs select scenarios and prepare for them. As always, the GM Shared Prep is an invaluable resource for prep, and Pathfinderwiki gives additional detail and insight into the locations and people of Golarion. – Lamplighter] Season One was the first season of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign to use the Pathfinder RPG rules. No mechanical conversion is necessary to […]

Pathfinder Society Season Summary – Season One

A Chronicle of the Pathfinder Society’s exploits during the adventuring season from the First of Arodus in the year 4709 (by Absalom Reckoning), through the Thirty-First of Erastus, 4710 A.R., prepared by Brother Thaddeus, Pathfinder and Lamplighter, Chronicler of the Society. [This is a player-friendly, spoiler-free summary of the events which occurred during Season One, the first season of PFS to use the Pathfinder RPG rules set. Blue text like this is out-of-character!] At the Grand Convocation in 4709 A.R. approached, the Society’s leadership, […]

Quirks of the Grid, Part 1 (of 3): Threatening

For the foreseeable future we will see a long-term, interesting and informative blog series covering a gamut of rules and ambiguous situations within the Pathfinder RPG system. I have the honor of presenting these rules in an easy to understand format where I will bring all the various information found in disparate places amongst the large Pathfinder RPG library together into one place. Today, I’m going to start us out with part 1 of a 3 part series discussing quirks […]

Hidden Treasures: For the Animals

With so many items to choose from, scattered through the various Pathfinder RPG lines, it’s quite easy for a player to miss something useful. In a book the size of Ultimate Equipment, it is a daunting task to remember every item and the benefits they confer. This article is the first in a series, introducing Pathfinder Society players to hidden treasures, both magic and mundane, that might be worth a closer look. This week we focus on items dealing with […]

Running Season Zero Scenarios (for GMs)

Season Zero was the playtest season for Paizo’s first organized play campaign. It used the 3.5 rules since the Pathfinder RPG had not been released yet, and scenarios were designed to be completed by four players in a four-hour time slot. This is so far from the reality of the campaign today that many GMs are tempted to ignore Season Zero altogether and stick with the more modern stuff. In this column I hope to show why that would be […]

Pathfinder Society Season Summary – Season Zero

A Chronicle of the Pathfinder Society’s exploits during the season from the First of Arodus in the year 4708 (by Absalom Reckoning), through the Thirty-First of Erastus, 4709 A.R., prepared by Thaddeus Lamplighter, Chronicler of the Society, faithful servant of Shelyn, etc. etc.  [This is a player-friendly, spoiler-free summary of the events which occurred during Season Zero, the first season of Pathfinder Society Organized Play Campaign. Blue text like this is out-of-character!] In the summer of 4708 AR [that’s 2008 on Earth], the Pathfinder Society […]