Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Free RPG Day Offerings

I will just leave this here ...


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Game 4/10/18

Gentlemen! Danboy here! Regrettably I will be unable to attend and GM tonight because of some issues at work that have put us in a 'all hands on deck' position.

I will be good to go next week, sorry for the short notice!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pathfinder 2 Playtest Preorders

Pathfinder 2 playtest preorders are starting now through May 1st.

You can check out the information here: http://paizo.com/pathfinderplaytest/preorder

I plan to make a preorder so as not to have to stand in line to get my copy and to ensure that I actually get one. I will get a 15% discount off of cover price for my order through Paizo. The softcover books will run about $25.50. If anyone wants to add a book, I can do so. I will be charged for the order in July.

It also looks like preorders are available through Amazon for $23.33. There is a description of the difference for ordering from Paizo vs. Amazon in the FAQ.

Free PDFs of the playtest products will be made available on 8/2/18.

Gamer Fund is Empty

Our gamer fun fund is empty (and then some). Because the printer was out of ink, I picked up a black and color cartridge last night. That was almost $75.

In addition to buying PFS and SFS scenarios and occasional gaming supplies, we use this fund to purchase things like printers, printer ink, paper products, cups, utensils, etc.. These things are for the benefit of the group. This does not include rule books, source books, flip mats, miniatures, adventure paths or modules.

Contributions and expenditures are tracked at: https://sites.google.com/site/zombiehomepage/Home/zombie-s-d-d-pathfinder-page/tuesday-fun-fund-1

If you have not contributed in a while (or ever), it is time to do so again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Notes from Last Night's Game

We divided the treasure from the previous week.We sold the the remaining gear and each character got 100 GP. (We later spend 5 GP each to buy travel supplies.)

Dave kept the Muleback Cords.
Bruce kept the +1 Ring of Protection.
Randy, David and Keith each kept a composite longbow with a +1 STR modifier.

At the end of the session we received 1400 XP. That means we are now 2nd level.

Monday, March 12, 2018

bruce's new improved gaming area

this first bit is from an email Matt sent me...

I just wanted to put down some thoughts "on paper" based on our conversation last night.  I think if you want to overhaul your setup down there, many (most?) of your regular gamers would be willing to step up and help with time/sweat/money to make it happen. 

Things we talked about:

New table ideas:
  • Fortify current table and/or level the playing surface too
  • build a 4x8 flush-top
  • build a 4x8 sunk-top
  • build a 4x4 side table; could be used to expand main table into 4x12, could be used on the side, or for smaller game nights could be used in the center
  • Power wired into the table - undersides, on the legs, etc
  • Data cabling port on the table - primarily to support bandwidth for camera use
  • A/V cabling ports on table - connect a laptop to camera inputs, audio outputs (re-use your upstairs sound system?)
  • Cupholders to keep liquids off - trays to keep food plates off too?
General area ideas:
  • Remove shelves/models to widen the area
  • permanent camera mounts in ceiling locations - purchase/install software capable of using multiple cameras, remote end controls, for better remote experience
  • Get rid of old worn-out furniture
    • Take up a collection, buy new furniture at Thrift Store?
    • Require all regular guests to purchase their own chair, stored behind the curtain when they are not in attendance
    • Chairs vs. Couches? Rolling chairs = Probably easiest to rearrange with
    • How to handle infrequent guests - loaner chair(s)?
  • Mount TV/Monitor on the wall
  • Setup "dinner station" where food can be served from instead of putting it on tabletop
  • Change Wi-Fi password to minimize use of internet and distractions it causes during play sessions. Consider implementing "no Effing around" rules for sessions, except during dinner breaks?
We also discussed possibly setting up a date where everyone shows up to help with the heavy lifting parts of the project - carrying out dead furniture, moving shelves, cleaning floors, assembling table(s), etc. Suggest planning this at least 4-6 weeks in advance to maximize attendance. Maybe a spring BBQ?

Tim - this is all from memory jotted down throughout the day today... feel free to chime in with other stuff I might have forgotten?

Bruce - Hope this is useful? If you want a little (or a lot) of help on this, one of my primary skill sets is project management - I would be happy to lend those skills here to improve the gaming experience for everyone.

that first bit was from an email Matt sent me... Now i am looking for input from my other gaming friends, the Tuesday Group in particular, but also the long lost Sunday group. any thoughts, comments ?

i thought of using the present table as a dinner table, to keep food off the new table I'll be setting up.

anyone got any thoughts?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Change is Coming to Pathfinder

Yesterday, Paizo announced Pathfinder 2nd edition. The play test starts at Gen Con 2018 where a play test rulebook and adventure will be available. You can check out the details here: http://paizo.com/pathfinderplaytest.

Besides getting to know the new rules, the biggest impact will be on PFS. After season 10 (2018-2019 season), a new campaign will begin. That means new characters under the new rules. For now, we will still be able to play in the old campaign with the old scenarios and characters but you will not be able to cross campaigns. Check out the FAQ in the link above for more details.

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