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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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My Questions for 4th Ed Players

   Posted by: Avaril    in RPG

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m running my first 4e game soon.  I’m not 100% sold on it, just like I’m not 100% sold on 3.5.  But, I do have some serious questions I need to ask before I go forward.

  • How hard is it for a character to die in 4e?  To me, with all the checks and healing surges, it seems nearly impossible.  That seems to really rob the game of any sense of danger.
  • Do the limited number of ‘paths’ make it difficult to truly ‘customize’ a character?  (i.e. do all Fighters feel alike?)
  • Are the number of given options in combat overwhelming or freeing compared to 5th ed?  Do they eventually get tedious?
  • Do the healing surges, in practice, really mean that you’re never carrying around any damage?
  • Is there anything I should know about the learning curve?  Any beginner’s mistakes I need to look out for?

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