Tag Archives: Pathfinder

From the Field: Slow-cooker Roast Beast

When you’re a busy GM with a gaming group trying to eat healthier, the slow cooker is your best friend. Need a meal at 6pm but you work until 5? No problem! Pitch all the ingredients into the slow cooker before you leave for work, set it, and you’ll have a hearty stew waiting for you. I’ve even used it to cook up a pasta sauce; when I got home I either tossed the pasta right into the slow cooker, […]

From the Field: Healthy Chips and Dip

(Editor’s Note: You guys have responded really well to these recipe articles, so here’s another one. If you have a recipe you want to share, send it through the submission page and we’ll share it with everyone.) Replacing junk food at the gaming table with healthy, home-cooked options is a big part of my group’s attempt to game healthier. But let’s face it, sometimes you want chips and nothing else will do. When that craving strikes you can still make […]

For the GM: Brent’s GM Carry

(Editor’s Note: Since I have recently returned from the Gamer’s Mecca that is Gen Con, and again, got in discussions with fellow GMs and players about what I carry when I’m ‘working’, I thought I’d reprise this article I posted to my own site about a year ago. A few things in here, like the Critical Hit and Fumble decks, are not useful for PFS. But overall I think it’s a helpful look at a decent GM kit. Hope you […]

Blog Poll, with PRIZES!

Hello, Pathfinders! It’s your friendly neighbourhood editor, Brent, and I have some questions for you. PathfinderSociety.net has been growing its audience, which is very exciting for us. It seems more and more people are stopping by every day, and we couldn’t be happier. But I want to know a little bit about how folks got here, what they like and don’t like, and what they’d like to see. So I made a very short questionnaire, just so I could collect […]

Weekly Paizo Blog Summary for July 14

Another week, another Paizo Blog summary for your reading convenience. A bit light on the blog this week, but that’s to be expected the week after PaizoCon. Let’s dive in! Monday brought with it Part 4 in the Faction Evolution series, with a look at the future of the Qadiran and Sczarni factions. A not unexpected development, and I’m looking forward to the ‘strange bedfellows’ situations which could arise, especially among the new faction’s leadership. Our next look at Advanced […]

Running Season Two Scenarios – for GMs (SPOILERS!)

This article is for GMs only, and contains many spoilers for scenarios and the overall plot. Reading this is considered the same as reading the scenarios before playing them, and must be declared to the GM as per the Guide to Organized Play.   The scenarios of Season Two are the hardest to integrate into a current PFS campaign because they deal with the Shadow Lodge meta-plot, a long-running campaign of betrayal and corruption, the results of which are already common knowledge. […]

Character Creation: The Crunch

When creating a character for PFS, many of the questions you would usually ask the GM have already been answered for you in the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play, or on the Additional Resources page on the Paizo website. This can actually make character creation faster and easier, especially because most of the options that Paizo publishes are legal for play. As always, the first step is to come up with a character concept. Concept Though there are some […]

The More Things Change…

The Pathfinder RPG is based on the 3.5 version of the World’s Oldest Role-playing Game, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely the same. There are many differences unique to the Pathfinder RPG system which makes it stand out from its predecessor. The Conversion Guide covers quite a few of these and is available as a free download at paizo.com. This article will address three specific changes, and how they impact Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The first mechanical change I want […]

Know Your….Convention Planning!

Greetings Pathfinders! This week, Lady Ophelia is on leave from Know Your Nations, and instead her normal counterpart Venus, is posting a fun bit about convention travelling! (Don’t worry; Lady Ophelia will be back next week to continue the Know Your Nations series.) If you are planning on GMing at PaizoCon, there is a lot to consider. So below are some tips to help you be prepared! Paper vs. Electronic Paper: Easier to carry, can lose or get messed up, and […]

Boxed Text: The Weekly Paizo Blog Summary

Another week, more Boxed Text! Let’s dive right in… As we discussed in our look at Know Direction’s PFS episode, factions are changing in Season 6. Monday‘s post form Mike Brock gave us more details on this change, with a look at two factions: Andoran and Cheliax. Both factions have found reason to split from their respective nations, but their reasons couldn’t be more different. With characters in both factions, I’m looking forward to where this takes them as the […]