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3
Dec

Pathfinder’s New Classes

   Posted by: Mauril   in Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

So Paizo is currently running an open playtest of four (soon to be six) new classes slated to appear in their Advanced Players Guide, due out some time next year.  I’ve taken some time to look over the four classes currently out (and I plan to do the same for the next two) and I have to say that, overall, I like what I see.

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28
Nov

Mauril’s Journal, Part 4

   Posted by: Mauril   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

As I sit in the grey dungeon that has become my home over the past several weeks, I have come to two conclusions.  The first is that this power that I have fated upon is dark and treacherous and it has no business being in the hands of any mortal.  This is the very power of the gods, unrestrained.  I have stared into the face of the divine and walked away with its glow and its stench.  I am unfit to know such things, to be who I am.

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10
Nov

Aid Another in Pathfinder

   Posted by: Wolfgod   in Advice & Tools, Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

We run into the occasional problem with one character being utterly hopeless in a group skill everyone else can do.  Say for example the party needs to sneak somewhere, but the Cleric has no stealth at all.  We can’t very well leave him …

We’ve tried several mechanisms to work around this issue - mass Aid Another works, but it feels cheesy - six people are crowded around one guy, helping him be quiet?  It feels wrong even if it’s legal.  Having only one character Aid Another feels more reasonable, but it’s also kind of weak sauce at high levels … oh, boy, a +2.  The guy listening for us has a +18 Perception …

After some discussion, we came up with a possible House Rule - Aid Another on Skill Checks might confer a scaled bonus based on the margin of success.  For example, a Rogue Aids the Cleric on his Stealth check.  Normally this would be a DC 10 for a +2.  Perhaps for every 5 ranks of success, we get another +1?  So the low-level Rogue rolls a 21, and grants a +4 Stealth.  If the same Cleric was being aided by a 19th level Ranger with some Skill Focus, he could reasonably roll say a 38, which would confer a +7 … after all, he knows a lot more about sneaking than the low level Rogue.

It’s a thought at least, and something that might make Aid Another seem like a good investment of an action even at high levels.

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10
Nov

Mounts in Pathfinder

   Posted by: Wolfgod   in Advice & Tools, Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

Lately we’ve been looking into using a lot of different mounts in Pathfinder, and run into some interesting questions.

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10
Nov

Rath’s Letters, Part II.

   Posted by: Wolfgod   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, Movies, RPG, Video Games

More of Rath’s letters from the Grand Campaign.

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4
Nov

Mauril’s Journal, Entry 3

   Posted by: Mauril   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

Again, it seems that too much time has passed since I have found the opportunity to again set upon my journal.  It has been weeks since I have had a place of refuge.  I have taken up temporary residence in Newholm with two of those whom I had gone adventuring.  Before I tell you of my time here, I should tell of the events that transpired to bring me from Queen’s Landing to here.

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20
Oct

Mauril’s Journal, Entry 2

   Posted by: Mauril   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

It seems like it has been ages since I have been able to return to my books. I was loath to abandon them, but it seems that I was not fashioned for the life of an adventurer. I have found for myself a temporary respite in this subterranean library. It feels more comfortable than anything I have known since fleeing to Firforge.

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19
Oct

Rath’s Letters, Part I.

   Posted by: Wolfgod   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

Rath’s letters from the Grand Campaign

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12
Oct

First experiences with Pathfinder (Levels 1-3)

   Posted by: Wolfgod   in Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

The Grand Campaign is being played with the new Pathfinder rules, along with 3.5 add-ons as desired.

Our gaming group isn’t nearly as optimized as most, so we’re likely not hitting the best possibly mathematical combination of skills, feats, and spells, but then again, we don’t care nearly as much about that as telling a good story.

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11
Oct

Mauril’s Journal, Entry 1

   Posted by: Mauril   in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

I’ve started this journal for the very likely event that something goes horribly wrong. I’ve discovered something that I shouldn’t have. Before I catalog that, however, I should probably tell you, reader, who I am. I am currently known as Mauril Everleaf, scribe of Mishya. I moved to Firforge nearly ten years ago and have considered it my home since my youth.

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