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    The "Welcome Newbies" stickie to show you where to get started.

    Welcome to Living Pathfinder!

    In order to join a play by post game, you start by creating a character on the Living Pathfinder wiki. Instructions for creating a character get you started with the "how to" and what character options are available in our world. We are not allowed to use Golarion specific names or characters, so the deities and places available are specific to our E'n world. Once you have finalized your character, ask for it to be approved in the Character Submission Thread. In the past, we asked you to link the character in your request. Recent policy changes prevent new forum members from posting links in their first 10 posts. So, don't worry, we will be able to find the character. A character needs two approvals at first level. During the approval process, we will make some, usually helpful, suggestions to help guide your character creation so it fits well within the living world we have. The Character Level Up Approvals is the thread where we track character leveling up to second and beyond. As we start 2013, a few senior characters are up to ninth level.

    Once you have your first character recorded and reviewed, now you are ready to wander into the Dunn Wright Inn to introduce yourself in character and wait for GMs to come recruit you for an adventure. You can enter the DWI before you have both approvals, but should have the approvals done before joining an adventure. The starting process of launching a new game is slow, taking several weeks at times, until we get a critical mass of players, and a GM to run the adventure. Patience is a necessary virtue in PbP. The more banter going on inside the DWI, the faster we will likely be to get motivated for another adventure.

    Newbie advice: Please don't post in a currently running adventure if you have not been invited into that game by the GM. We like to keep the games in character, and a random voice popping into a dungeon is "just wrong". Reading their adventures on the other hand is welcome and greatly encouraged.

    The current occupants of the Dunn Wright Inn and the active adventures with their players can be found on the Adventures page on the wiki. Those that are in the Dunn Wright Inn are assumed to be awaiting recruitment for a game. Those that have wandered into the "Wandering the Streets" have their characters on pause for the moment, or the players are simply taking a sabbatical.

    The Mystic Pearl on Arcane Row in Venza is the thread for tracking all purchases and sales of magical and expensive items. The first post in the thread gives a detailed account of what is available and what might be, depending on die rolls. The odd and wonderful nature of Arcane Row is detailed a bit more on the wiki.

    LPF has seven judges. Currently, they are: Mowgli, GlassEye, perrinmiller, Satin Knights, jkason, Qik and Systole. When it comes time to approve new books, or sections of books, these are the people that hash it out. A majority vote is taken for any major rules change. The judges also handle the work of reviewing the characters for their level approvals. They do the heavy lifting to ensure that world runs smoothly. They deserve beer, chocolate, hugs and respect and admiration.

    While several of the game GM/DMs are judges, that is not a requirement of running an adventure in LPF. We would prefer that you have been a player for a while, with character(s) at least second level, so we know you understand the pace and timing of an adventure. We don't want someone who is running an adventure to get bored and disappear.

    If you would like to see what an adventure is like, and how a game flows, we have several examples to chose from. All are interesting and delightful stories in and of themselves to read.
    Past Adventures that have been completed. ( more details ):
    A Bad Light
    Bats in the Belfry
    Beggar's Belief
    A Brief Interlude
    Buyer's Remorse
    Crab a la King
    The Crypt of Everflame
    Daggers at Midnight
    Distant Relations
    Dockside Diversion (level 1-2)
    Expansion
    Frog Hunt
    The Green Faerie
    Howling Night
    In Love and Death
    Kobold's Keep
    The Lady of Lake Laguna
    Little Rock of Horrors
    A Merchant in Need of Assistance
    The Mightiest Weapon
    The Old Alchemist
    One Night in Palazzo Dannato
    Roaming Dead
    Roaming Dead ~ Appendix B
    Ryall's Estate
    St. Ulthar's Medallion
    Sinking Ever Deeper
    Something's Cooking
    A Soul Indiscretion
    The Sunken Temple
    The Sword and the Fallen Angel
    Velvet Underground
    Uncertain Whereabouts
    A Spiked Drink
    Daggers at Midnight II
    Scourge of the Howling Horde
    The Bloodcove Disguise
    Dockside Diversion/Still Waters
    Treasure Hunt
    Escort Service
    Fury Steps In
    Run Away
    Precious Cargo
    Last edited by Living PF Judge; Thursday, 10th January, 2013 at 05:29 AM. Reason: Repurposed Active Adventures as "Hello Newbies!" -SK

 

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    The list is currently missing Escort Service and Fury Steps In. Would it also be worthwhile to list the characters and run dates?

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    Just a note: it's also missing Run Away.

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    Since SK did all that work on the wiki, it might be easier/better just to update the initial post to point to the Adventures page, since SK's changes mean that should be relatively up to date with minimal judge involvement. I think it's still useful to have a post in the forum in case folk haven't found / aren't aware yet of the Adventures page, but a pointer may be all we need at this point.

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    From the judge's account, I updated the first post and added the Adventures page link to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satin Knights View Post
    From the judge's account, I updated the first post and added the Adventures page link to it.
    Thanks muchly.

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    Think the OP needs a serious update.
    Covered in another thread I think, but SK built us a cool wiki page that automates the tracking a bit on the wiki:

    Adventures - Living Pathfinder RPG Wiki

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    Hello all,

    I've been getting into the Living Pathfinder games and have been really enjoying reading the adventures (I'm new to Pathfinder). But I think it would be helpful if there was also a list of the adventures in chronological order...would definitely help with following and enjoying character development. If this already exists somewhere, I apologize.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth View Post
    Hello all,

    I've been getting into the Living Pathfinder games and have been really enjoying reading the adventures (I'm new to Pathfinder). But I think it would be helpful if there was also a list of the adventures in chronological order...would definitely help with following and enjoying character development. If this already exists somewhere, I apologize.

    Thanks!
    Glad you've been enjoying reading the adventures! If you haven't run across it already we also have a wiki (probably have pages linked up-thread). I've been keeping a list of adventures chronological by the start date called Adventure Timeline (I've recently begun going back and re-reading adventures with the purpose of adding things to the wiki that probably weren't added the first time round like a summary of the adventures, who was involved, NPCs, etc.). I hope you'll find the list useful.

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