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Some Dumb Questions About Pathfinder

Tweet I walked out of the FLGS last weekend without a copy of the Pathfinder core book. That’s the third time I’ve seriously considered buying the game but left the store without it. The most common reason? There’s been a Hero System or GURPS title at my FLGS that I really wanted. But there are other reasons for my hesitation as well. I’ve only played two editions of DnD: 4th Edition and 1st Edition ADnD.  I moved on to other games by the time 2nd Edition came out, and I’d stopped gaming by the time 3rd Edition hit the market. Like many gamers who moved on to GURPS or Hero, I have some issues with the system with regard to how armor works, enormous hit point counts, etc. At high levels specifically, combats feel … Read entire article »

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Yet Another Blog Post on the Mearls Column

Tweet In case this is the only RPG blog you read, go here and read Mike Mearls call for peace in the DnD edition war. There are all kinds of people giving their take on this — some are Zero-Edition players, 3.5/Pathfinder players, etc. All of the discussion has been very DnD-centric, of course. Mearls’ column is very DnD-centric, of course. Since I’m not DnD-centric, and Happy Jacks isn’t DnD-centric, and Doucheydm isn’t DnD-centric, I’m not quite sure why I care… The True Cost of the Edition War Unlike most bloggers, I can’t read Mearls’ mind, so I can only guess at his motives — and I’m guessing the edition wars have hurt WotC’s market share in the RPG market, and they are ready to play nice. How do I guess this? Here’s how: Several months … Read entire article »

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