Welcome to 2023! I certainly hope this year is much, much better for us than 2022 seemed to be. Let’s get started right by looking at the January schedule for our various lodges. But before I do that, let me plug a local convention, Winter War, that Venture-Agent Cordaro Boughton and I are going to attend during the first weekend in February.
We attended Winter War last year and had a lot of fun at it. First of all, none of us were organizing it, which really took a lot of pressure off of us. Plus, we were then able to relax and run sessions or play our characters at the various tables. I took advantage of the convention to undergo my final evaluation in order to complete the requirements for my fifth glyph award for PFS2. This year, I will be running some sessions, playing some sessions, and evaluating a GM for their fifth star award for PFS1. The con is a lot of fun and not that far away, since it is in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois which is a simple drive. That’s also the route for me to go to Gen Con in August and that information will be forthcoming at the end of the month. Not only that, but the cost is only $15 for the weekend badge and $2 per event. That is a very affordable con.
There are plenty of PFS2 and SFS sessions available at Winter War along with a few sessions set in the Emerald Spire of PFS1. The 3-98 multi-table special for PFS2 will be ran, so if you did not get a chance to play it last month at our Toys of Boundless Wonder event, here’s another chance. They also will have the SFS special which will give everyone another opportunity to play it before it gets replaced by a new special at PaizoCon 2023 on Memorial Day weekend. I’ve linked the site for Winter War a few times for you. Cord and I got a room for 2 nights which is only costing us just over $200 total. Not only that, but the con is at the same hotel, so no additional travel time while you’re there. There are seven total game slots at Winter War with 2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday, and 2 more on Sunday. They also have other games besides ours there such as AL, some MTG, various board games, etc. which you can look through in the events list.
Let’s look at January for our League of Aroden lodges! First up is the NEMO Guild of Geekery’s monthly game day on January 8th at Days Inn in Kirksville, MO. Cordaro has indicated he will be offering a table of 1-06 Lost on Spirit Road (1-4R) which is a repeatable scenario. That means you can play it multiple times but must use a different character each time. He is also announcing the first of Emerald Goblins Guild of Northeast Missouri’s monthly events at the Adair County Library which is taking place January 21st from 1 to 6 PM. This event will be held every month on the third Saturday barring holidays or special event conflicts. There will be 2 tables of 1-14 Lions of Katapesh (1-4R) that day. That scenario is also repeatable just like 1-06 is.
In Columbia, our Venture-Lieutenant Bill McQuegge is offering 4-04 To Seek the Heart of Calamity (3-6) which continues the Season 4 metaplot. I do believe a bounty is being offered along with this scenario afterwards. This event will take place at Valhalla’s Gate at 11:00 AM. I am planning to come and will bring along an alternate scenario in case there is a need for it due to more players.
Back up to Quincy, our January Absalom Lodge Conclave starts back up on the 28th at Tri-States Games & Hobbies with two tables of 3-18 Dacilane Academy’s Delightful Disaster (1-4) at 12 noon and a table of 3-11 No Time for Treason (3-6) in the 5 PM slot.
Finally, there is a weekly game night at Game Arena in Hannibal, MO every Thursday night featuring some Pathfinder 2e game. We’ve got a solid group of players and sometimes have a second table rolling along depending on how many players show up. Venture-Agent Russell Amberson is always ready to GM a table on those nights!
Let’s also not forget the many games of Pathfinder being played via Adventure Paths at various FLGS’s throughout the League of Aroden along with some impromptu games and modules. I know I am planning to run Crown of the Kobold King in Hannibal at some point later in January and that will take a few weeks. Check with your local FLGS for these additional adventures to see if there is an opening.
Don’t forget to sign up for these adventures via our Warhorn page to reserve your seat at the table and to help us plan for more GMs if needed. We have the GMs. They will be prepared if we know how many we need at each game. Help us and yourself out there!
See you at a table soon!