Another 3 Pathfinder Society Games Added

Another three Pathfinder Society games (R76-78) have been added to the Carnage schedule in addition to those we added last week. The full Pathfinder Society schedule is now listed below and a complete list of all games added since the convention book went to press is available on the Addendum page. Our thanks to Judges Todd and Art for bringing in some fantastic PFS games!

If you have not already pre-registered for the con, please fill out the form at the back of the convention book and bring it with you to register on site at the Lake Morey Resort. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

R71 Pathfinder Society Scenario #6: Black Waters (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) The Pathfinder Society seeks the ancient ruby ring of the salamander and it falls to a team of Pathfinders to find it. Last seen in the Tri-Towers Yard, a once elite academy for the youth of Absalom, the ruby ring is now lost in the Drownyard, all that remains of Tri-Towers after it was destroyed a decade ago in the great quake. The Pathfinders must risk the strange black ichors and salty brine to find their prize—will they risk their very souls as well? Written by Tim and Eileen Connors. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5.) Pathfinder (Fri. 7p-11p)

R72 Pathfinder Society Scenario #11: The Third Riddle (OGL) (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) When Pathfinder Colm Safan entered the Nethys-linked heart of the fabled dungeon known as the Ravenous Sphinx, the Pathfinder Society expected to solve one of Osirion’s greatest riddles. Months passed with no word from Safan, and you and your fellow Pathfinders find yourselves dispatched into the desolate wastes of Osirion’s notorious Parched Dunes to find the sphinx, locate Safan, and uncover the mystery he sought. With a band of cloaked riders on your trail and a trap-filled dungeon ahead, will you solve the third riddle before time runs out? Written by Clinton J. Boomer. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5.) Pathfinder (Sat. 8a-12 noon)

R76 Pathfinder Society Scenario #19: Skeletal Moon (GM: PFS Judge Todd Lamison Room: W) When Pathfinder alchemist Andrax d’Aponte contracted a mysterious wasting sickness, he set his mind to feverishly researching the disease and its cures. With the rare skeleton moon hanging in the sky above Absalom, the Decemvirate sends you to an ancient siege castle outside the city to recover d’Aponte’s research notes and inquire about his involvement in recent Pathfinder deaths in Osirion. What you find, however, is a man changed by madness and paralyzed by paranoia and fear. Will you survive the night of the skeleton moon? Written by Benjamin Wenham. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7.) Pathfinder (Sat. 1p-5p)

R77 Pathfinder Society Scenario #33: Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible (GM: PFS Judge Todd Lamison Room: W) The Pathfinder Society sends you to the fabled Kingdom of the Impossible, the island of Jalmeray, to stop an Aspis Consortium black market relics dealer who is organizing the local bandits and violently robbing Jalmeray and Pathfinder Society caravans laden with relics, artifacts, and magical mysteries. When a venture-captain is murdered by the Aspis Consortium agent, it’s up to the PCs to find him and do whatever it takes to stop him. Written by Craig Shackleton. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2 and 4–5.) Pathfinder (Sat. 7p-11p)

R74 Pathfinder Society Scenario #12: Stay of Execution (OGL) (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) When a petty thief named Hadge gets a lucky break and makes off with a powerful divination focus of the Pathfinder Society’s masked leadership, you and your fellow Pathfinders set out to the sparsely populated Taldor frontier to find him and recover the focus. When the local governor tosses Hadge into the brutal Porthmos Prison for a minor crime, your mission suddenly becomes a jail break. Will you free Hadge and uncover the location of the focus before the gangs of Porthmos tear him apart? Written by Alison McKenzie. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, 6–7). (Sat. 7p-11p)

R78 Pathfinder Society Scenario #37: The Beggar’s Pearl (GM: PFS Judge Todd Lamison Room: W) When a thief arrives at the Pathfinder Lodge in Almas bearing stolen artifacts and writings pointing the way to a lost dwarven gallery, you are sent into the rugged Aspodell Mountains both to find the famed dwarven explorer last known to be searching for the gallery and to locate the gallery itself. Once there, you find a tangled web of Darklands creatures in the thrall of a charismatic cult leader with ties to the darkest shadows of the First Realm. Written by James F. Mackenzie. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7.) Pathfinder (Sun. 9a-1p)

Also run by PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell:

R73 WH Dark Providence: Swans (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) Wrath is said to be the “love of justice perverted to revenge and spite.” It goes hand-in-hand with Pride as the two common Deadly Sins. These sins are deadly indeed for the village of Boswyck, not far from New Amsterdam, on a fine summer day in 1689. By P. Dennis Waltman. Witch Hunter: Dark Providence 1-02 (Sat. 1p-5p)

R75 Fellowship of the White Star B105: The Rock (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W ) A series of unexplained deaths on Gibraltar has been brought to the attention of the Fellowship. With the Queen of England visiting soon, you are tasked with investigation the deaths and seeing if there is any danger for the Queen. A module designed for any-level characters set in the Fellowship of the White Star campaign of Earth, 03/23/1905. Written by: David Nadolny. Fellowship of the White Star (Sun. 8a-12 noon)

Pathfinder Society Games Now On Schedule

Great news! Pathfinder Society Regional Director Art Lobdell will be joining us at Carnage to offer Pathfinder Society games as well as Witch Hunter: Dark Providence and Fellowship of the White Star. Additional PFS games may be added soon, so check back for updates. Art’s games are listed below and a complete list of added games is available on the Addendum page. Many thanks to Art for bringing us some fantastic games!

R71 Pathfinder Society Scenario #6: Black Waters (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) The Pathfinder Society seeks the ancient ruby ring of the salamander and it falls to a team of Pathfinders to find it. Last seen in the Tri-Towers Yard, a once elite academy for the youth of Absalom, the ruby ring is now lost in the Drownyard, all that remains of Tri-Towers after it was destroyed a decade ago in the great quake. The Pathfinders must risk the strange black ichors and salty brine to find their prize—will they risk their very souls as well? Written by Tim and Eileen Connors. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5.) Pathfinder (Fri. 7p-11p)

R72 Pathfinder Society Scenario #11: The Third Riddle (OGL) (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) When Pathfinder Colm Safan entered the Nethys-linked heart of the fabled dungeon known as the Ravenous Sphinx, the Pathfinder Society expected to solve one of Osirion’s greatest riddles. Months passed with no word from Safan, and you and your fellow Pathfinders find yourselves dispatched into the desolate wastes of Osirion’s notorious Parched Dunes to find the sphinx, locate Safan, and uncover the mystery he sought. With a band of cloaked riders on your trail and a trap-filled dungeon ahead, will you solve the third riddle before time runs out? Written by Clinton J. Boomer. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters. (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5.) Pathfinder (Sat. 8a-12 noon)

R73 WH Dark Providence: Swans (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) Wrath is said to be the “love of justice perverted to revenge and spite.” It goes hand-in-hand with Pride as the two common Deadly Sins. These sins are deadly indeed for the village of Boswyck, not far from New Amsterdam, on a fine summer day in 1689. By P. Dennis Waltman. Witch Hunter: Dark Providence 1-02 (Sat. 1p-5p)

R74 Pathfinder Society Scenario #12: Stay of Execution (OGL) (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W) When a petty thief named Hadge gets a lucky break and makes off with a powerful divination focus of the Pathfinder Society’s masked leadership, you and your fellow Pathfinders set out to the sparsely populated Taldor frontier to find him and recover the focus. When the local governor tosses Hadge into the brutal Porthmos Prison for a minor crime, your mission suddenly becomes a jail break. Will you free Hadge and uncover the location of the focus before the gangs of Porthmos tear him apart? Written by Alison McKenzie. This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, 6–7). (Sat. 7p-11p)

R75 Fellowship of the White Star B105: The Rock (GM: PFS Regional Director Art Lobdell Room: W ) A series of unexplained deaths on Gibraltar has been brought to the attention of the Fellowship. With the Queen of England visiting soon, you are tasked with investigation the deaths and seeing if there is any danger for the Queen. A module designed for any-level characters set in the Fellowship of the White Star campaign of Earth, 03/23/1905. Written by: David Nadolny. Fellowship of the White Star (Sun. 8a-12 noon)

RPGA D&D 4e Games Up on Warhorn!

RPGA D&D 4e games have been posted on Warhorn! Visit the site for 4e organized play times and descriptions. To register for RPGA games, please sign up at Warhorn AND register for Carnage on site using the form at the back of the Carnage pre-registration booklet.

Many thanks to Carl for organizing and to judges Carl, Wesley, and Pierre!

I Know What You Played Last Summer… RPGs & LARPs

GM Sign Ups Due July 26

Carnage the 13th looks forward to another solid lineup of RPGs and LARPs in a wide variety of genres and systems, from the most recent indies to well-established favorites. We welcome game masters both new and familiar—if you are a GM, please sign up by July 26 in order to make it into our printed convention booklet.

The Topic is Terror

For those who want to play along, Carnage’s theme this year is horror, with an emphasis on the slasher variety a la Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. GMs have the opportunity to get creative incorporating the tropes of the genre into their games. At the same time, we welcome every other sort of role-playing adventure, from Gygaxian dungeon crawls to the latest in indie hits.

Architects of Nightmare

RPG and LARP recruitment is off to a rip-roaring start this year with the sign-on of fiction author and GM CJ Henderson and the confirmation of a number of highly respected regulars from past years. Fresh new blood from the regional gaming and con scene joins us as well for Carnage’s 13th annual weekend of frighteningly good gaming fun.

Thank Yous

Speaking of past years, we would like to thank all of the phenomenal GMs who ran RPGs at Carnage 12, including:

  • Big Daddy Al
  • Neal Byles
  • John Crossley
  • Jim Doyle
  • Kalvin Jay
  • Andre Kruppa
  • Tom Loney
  • Gaylord Newcity
  • Pathfinder judges
  • John Prushko
  • Realms LARP organizers
  • RPGA judges
  • Rob Snow
  • TC Realms organizers
  • Micah Warren
  • Charlton Wilbur
  • Brad Younie
  • and all the other fantastic GMs who ran adventures

Passing the Chainsaw

A special thanks is due to Dr. Nik, who stepped down last year after serving for many years on the Carnage board in a variety of positions including President and RPG Field Marshal. Nik’s energy, drive and organizational ability will be sorely missed—but not his legendary GMing! We are exceptionally pleased to note that Dr. Nik will run even more of his renowned Carnage games than usual—both RPGs and a LARP—now that he no longer has board responsibilities. Special thanks as well to another noted Carnage GM, Tyler Dion, who has stepped up to help fill Dr. Nik’s shoes on the Carnage board. Welcome, Tyler!