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Aug
26
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
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comment What is the purpose of slow experience gain in Pathfinder Society Organized Play?
It is also the case that depending on where you are there may not be a lot of other players in PFS with characters at a given higher level - so you might choose slow advancement to stay at the level of play available near you for longer.
Nov
16
asked If a multiclass character has two spellcasting classes how many spells do they get?
Nov
15
comment What is the full list of monsters that can be summoned with the Summon Monster spells?
hmm - good to know. Confusing however as the dog, riding is notably better than most of the other level 1 (and even many of the level 2) monster options
Nov
15
comment What is the full list of monsters that can be summoned with the Summon Monster spells?
actually I was using the d20PFSRD website but that's the one that is apparently slightly off - I was told that per discussion board comments the dog, Riding in the Level 1 list is an error - it should just be a basic dog (which is a lot less useful). I hadn't seen the iPhone app, I'll look at that! Thanks!
Nov
15
asked What is the full list of monsters that can be summoned with the Summon Monster spells?
Nov
14
answered How do I write a one-off scenario that could lead into a larger campaign?
Oct
25
answered How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
Oct
19
comment What is a good starting point for GMing Pathfinder Society Games?
just speaking as a player (I haven't yet DMed for the Pathfinder society, still familiarizing myself with the rules) the first two scenarios suggested - Mists of Mwangi and Penumbral Accords have some elements which are pretty brutal and nasty (and in parts risk TPKs) so I don't know if I would suggest either as your first PFS module to DM. I think the current First Steps are far better introductions. Mists of Mwangi in particular has a first encounter which involves an element I personally think shouldn't be in PFS play (and mostly isn't)
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
13
comment How to design an RP-balanced party?
Ah - the "build the comment" phrase implied to me that you were asking from the GM's perspective. I think much of my advice still stands but I'll see what I would add/change from a player's perspective - mostly I'd suggest adding exploring roleplaying with your fellow players to your more mechanical solutions (i.e. talking with each other, building up your backgrounds and using that the engage with the world your GM creates etc)
Jun
10
answered How to design an RP-balanced party?
Mar
18
comment Where can I find actual play podcasts for RPGs?
there are many other actual play podcasts not on that list but it is a good one - my personal favorite Critical Hit (from the folks at Major Spoilers (see majorspoilers.com) for example is missing from that resource. As are, unless I missed them, the fantastic Penny Arcade live play podcasts (video) published by Wizards of the Coast themselves
Feb
27
answered Can D&D Fourth Edition be played effectively in a non-gamist manner?
Feb
12
answered Where can I find a complete list of every D&D book ever released before 3rd Edition?
Feb
9
answered Which D&D spells are most likely to encourage creative role-playing?
Feb
7
accepted What technologies are useful to modern-day gamers and DMs?
Feb
7
accepted When did the concept of Striker, Controller, Leader and Defender enter into the gaming lexicon?
Feb
7
answered What can be done to encourage players/character to use rituals more?