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Hero Lab for Pathfinder

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For those of you unaware, there is a company called Lone Wolf and they make a wonderful little program called Hero Lab. Hero Lab was recently named the official (but not exclusive) character builder by Paizo for Pathfinder. I purchased this program several months ago and am absolutely in love with it. The only drawback (which doesn’t affect me as a Windows user) is that it is currently not available as a native program for the Mac or any other OS. However, they have recently released a statement saying that by the end of the year, they will have it available for Mac and by early next year it should be available for the iPad. Read the rest of this entry »

The company Cold Steel has demos for every one of their swords on their website.  Perhaps most impressive is their greatsword demo.  Watch in fascinated horror as burly guys chop big pieces of pig.

It’s a bit over the top, but it does give you a sense of what real medieval combat would have looked like.

If you come across someone swinging one of these, you want to be sure that you have either a high dex bonus, or are wearing some serious armor.

We had a discussion last night after our gaming session.  I have recently purchased the Pathfinder-compatible mass-combat system called Warpath and Wolfgod and I are in the process of building the armies for each of the nations in our world.  One of our nations is a very druidic nation. (If you read my campaign journal, it’s the country Mauril just visited, Mastillan.)  As one would expect, Wolfgod and I were trying to work out how we were going to include druids into that army.

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A look at the DnD Economy

   Posted by: Mauril

So, because I have nothing better to do with my time, apparently, I decided to take a look at the various skills in DnD that allow a character to make money: craft, profession and perform. Ignoring magical crafting, I decided to figure out what the average wages of the various professions are.

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Times are tough, there’s a lot of people out there looking for work.  Even those of us with skills and abilities that are capable of great feats are barely getting by.  So, I thought I would show you this great character sheet-inspired resume I found on Hongkait.

Finally, all you job hunters out there can quantify your ranks in ‘rope use’ or ‘disable device’, and brag about your +10 to hit with a keyboard.

So, roll up some confidence and get out there and slay an interview or two!  Any experience points are good experience points.