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
3/24/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
So the plan for tonight was to take it easy, not really do much game-related, and spend some time writing a nice post from two ideas I had last night that would have made this really easy to complete. Instead, when I got home, I started copying character sheets until I was too sleepy to do anything really creative or productive, so now I can't really even find a decent MacGuffin to propel the plot forward on tonight's post.
3/23/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
Looking back over the first three weeks of this blogrimage, it's amazing to see how far we've come from my initial idea of just introducing my teenagers to tabletop roleplaying games by maybe playing through a couple of short adventures to becoming total Pathfinder RPG nerds trying to decide whether or not to roll up additional characters so we can play in multiple campaigns.
3/22/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
We had our first epic marathon session of Pathfinder RPG tonight. A friend from work and his wife came out to play this afternoon, and our session lasted about seven hours. Almost two hours of that were taken up with generating characters. It was the first time I'd created characters using the full ruleset, and I was unfamiliar with one of the races (halfling) and both of the classes (alchemist and bard).
3/21/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
I didn't get home until late tonight, but before I went straight to work on finishing preparations for tomorrow's game, the family sat down and had a short metagame discussion so I could follow up with everybody on some mistakes I made in last week's play (inconsequential, but worth talking about) and to cover some rules we couldn't find during actual play time.
3/20/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
For the first time since I started this blogrimage, I'm feeling like I'm running out of time to prepare for our Pathfinder RPG game session on Saturday. I was working on it last night, but the power went out three times, and that's tough when you're trying to research things on the computer.
3/19/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
Back before I started the blogrimage, and before I discovered the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, I started poking around the internet looking for resources. One of the things I looked for was a character generator, because I figured I'd need one to create nonplayer characters, and I've always been intrigued by good NPCs in general.
3/18/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
I dipped my toe into the deep end tonight. Just a little. I bought the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook tonight. I wish I could say I dropped fifty bucks for the hardcover edition, but no, we went for the $9.99 downloadable PDF version. Having dug around in the online Pathfinder Reference Document for the past couple of weeks, I can say this is definitely an upgrade. 576 pages with beautiful artwork and a lot more depth than just the rules.
3/17/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
I want to play. No, not just run a game as Game Master, but I'm also starting to get the itch to play as a Player Character. My wife says we can trade off on GM duties, so that might work out as a future option, but I think my real issue is that I spent some time learning about the alchemist class today, with all the crazy different options you could play that class, and it really got me itching to explore playing the elf huntress that I've (halfway) created as an NPC.
3/16/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah
Today, I'm going through withdrawal. This is the first time since starting this blogrimage over two weeks ago that we didn't have a Pathfinder game session on both Saturday and Sunday. That, and I didn't really spend much time at all developing anything, although I did take a closer look at a couple of monsters, and reviewed the map I made yesterday to start thinking about where I need to make the rooms bigger to accommodate a six-character team, something I didn't really consider carefully enough on my first draft.