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Getting Started with the Pathfinder RPG

8/11/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I wrote this page to help get new players thinking about the game before your first session. You don't need to know or understand any of the rules at this point. You don't need to figure out anything at this point, either. We'll walk you through all of the steps the first time you play. The idea behind this page is to get you thinking about your character before it's time to create one. Who are they? What do they do? What are they like? What's their back story? How do they get along with others?

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Character Creation Cheat Sheet

9/10/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

This cheat sheet outlines the character creation process. For more details, see the PathfinderRPG Core Rulebook.

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Blogrimage 2014 Epilogue: Die Another Day

4/1/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I decided to add one last blogrimage post as an epilogue to yesterday's near-TPK (Total Party Kill) session. (Sorry, but it contains minor spoilers for anyone who hasn't played the Pathfinder Beginner Box adventures.) We had stopped play at a really good point to step back and think about what had happened, and figured out a way to roleplay our way out of the situation rather than undo it as if it hadn't happened.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 30: What Happens in the Mine Stays in the Mine

3/30/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I had planned to wrap up the blogrimage with a happy post about our characters finishing a fairly simple adventure and being promoted to second level. Instead, nobody had fun and everyone died.

I exercised GM's perogative, of course. Today's session never happened. It was all a collective bad dream. There were no prospectors to be rescued from an abandoned mine.

But I don't ever want to play a session like that again.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 29: Almost There

3/29/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

There's one more day of this blogrimage remaining. I've spent the evening preparing for another round of Pathfinder RPG play tomorrow afternoon. The maps are drawn, but I've got two more character sheets to transfer over from Beginner Box to full rules (Happy Camper) character sheets before we play. The characters should level up during tomorrow's session, which should cap off the blogrimage nicely.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 28: Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities?

3/28/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

"Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the Overlook Hotel until May the first? Does it matter to you at all that the owners have placed their complete confidence and trust in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a contract, in which I have accepted that responsibility? Do you have the slightest idea what a moral and ethical principle is, do you?

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 27: I AM KROGAN

3/27/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I am Nakmor Kryyg. I was there at the Urdnot Camp with the others from the Kraddack Wastes who came to form an alliance between Clan Nakmor and Clan Urdnot. We were there at the camp when Urdnot Grunt, tank-born, fought with his alien krannt in the Rite of Passage and slayed the thresher maw. I know how Shepherd and Urdnot Grunt went with the salarian to stop Weyrloc Guld from his madness. It was then that I knew I must leave Tuchanka and make a new life among the stars. I must leave behind the fools who accompanied me during my Rite, and find a new krannt among the aliens.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 26: Throw the Book at Them

3/26/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

Last week, I mentioned that I've purchased the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook in PDF form. I decided during play on Saturday that I really want to get the hardcover edition sometime. Even though it's a bit pricey, there's no better way to find things in a hurry than to just pick up the book and (eventually) let muscle memory in your fingers zip right to the correct pages. Searching in iBooks, on the other hand, is a rather hit-or-miss proposition.

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Paizo Community Use

3/26/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 25: Adventure Path

3/25/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?" Luke 14:28-31 NKJV

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