Player Profile – Terry Bruno

Just the facts:

  • Lives in Bedford with her husband Allan and dogs Josie and Chip
  • Frequents Comicazi, GamingEtc, and Knight Moves (Somerville)
  • Played DnD from 1978-1981 and started PFS/SFS in 2016

Q: You played D&D back in the 70s, right? Tell us about that.

It was at the University of Illinois. Some graduate Astronomy students pulled together a game and Allan and I played. We hadn’t heard of iD&D and didn’t know anything about it – but I had a blast. We played AD&D – I had one slim book with the rules for players. We rolled up our characters with dice and things were a lot simpler. We didn’t use maps or minis and there were no skills, feats or other characteristics of characters, just the six abilities. I had two characters, an elf rogue named Ram and a human cleric named Nasea. When I started playing again I tried to find my old book and character sheets, but no luck!


Q: How did you get into organized play here in Boston?

After I retired I was thinking of fun things I had time to do now. My daughter, my nephew and my downstairs tenants all were playing RPGs so I knew they were popular again and I had enjoyed it a lot way back when so I tried to find a way to get back into it. One of my downstairs tenants suggested Pathfinder and I saw a meetup listing at Comicazi, a comics store very near my apartment, so I went there one Thursday night with nothing but some dice.

Lisa Neilson was GMing and I ended up playing the pre-gen wizard, Ezren. There were some very nice folks at my table who helped me figure out what was going on. I learned about player signups on Warhorn and started going to games in my area (Somerville/Cambridge).


Q: You’re known as somewhat of a baker around the lodge. I know I’ve eaten my fair share of those ginger cookies. What’s your favorite thing to make?

Chocolate Pound Cake.


Q: Alright, time for a hard question: Starfinder or Pathfinder?

Pathfinder right now, just because I know it better at this point and have more characters. In general, I prefer the science fiction setting and I may end up preferring SFS in the long run.


Q: Who is your favorite character you’ve created and why?

This is almost like asking who your favorite child is, no way to pick, but I will mention my top three.

  1. Viv, arrogant Elven archer-first RPG character
  2. Martha, painfully shy, stuttering librarian-she kicks ass!
  3. Atticus, cowardly chemistry grad student-everyone “gets” him.

Q: What’s something interesting that people probably don’t know about you?

I was a competitive carriage driver and horse show judge.


 

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Welcome to Organized Play!

In Organized Play, you are a member of an adventuring group, seeking fortune and glory. At the same time, your character works for one of several competing factions, all with their own motivations and secrets.


Getting Started

Get a Society Number

​Organized Play assigns players a unique number that identifies them. This number is used to keep an online record of adventures played. Obtaining a number is easy: Ask your event coordinator for one, or simply go to Organized Play’s main site.

Click the “Pathfinder Society” link on the left-hand side of the screen. Click “Join the Pathfinder Society!” halfway down the page. If you do not have a paizo.com account, you will need to create one.

Once you’ve created a paizo.com account, you can create an Organized Play account. (Use the same number for Pathfinder Society, Pathfinder Card Game, and Starfinder Society play.) If you have a number and confirmation code (from a slip provided by a coordinator), choose the option for those who have already obtained a number. If not, then choose the option for those who need a number. Fill in a few simple questions, and you will be taken to your Pathfinder Society page. There should be your Pathfinder number in the middle of the screen. Take note of this number, as you’ll need it to provide it to GMs to record your sessions! You can always get to this page again by signing into your paizo.com account, clicking the “​Pathfinder Society​” logo, and choosing “​My Pathfinder Society​” from the gray bar near the top of the page.

Download the Guide

Paizo has a free guide to Organized Play. When logged into your paizo.com account, go to the “Pathfinder Society” logo, and then click “Player Resources” in the sidebar on the right. This page has links to several items you will find useful to have at your disposal. Click on the product page for the guide, where you can choose “Add to Downloads” below the “Our Price: FREE” text. Your paizo.com account keeps a list of PDF files that you have gotten from them, and will notify you via e-mail if one of them gets updated.

To access your Downloads, click the “My Downloads” link at the very top of the page. This will take you to your list of downloadable items. Click the link for the Guide to open or save the file.

Find a Game​

We maintain a calendar of games held at nearby venues. Check out the schedule on Warhorn.

Find a game that interests you and follow the link on the calendar to sign-up! We welcome players of all experience levels. Whether you’re a veteran or completely new, sign-up and join us. We have pre-generated characters you can use for a game, and the rewards they earn can be applied to a character you create yourself! You don’t need to bring anything other than yourself and it’s a great way to see if Organized Play is for you.


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