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Pathfinder Society Member. 2,765 posts (3,971 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 8 aliases.


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About bookrat

Someone once asked, "Why do people post how long they've been playing RPGs? What am I supposed to take away from that?" I thought about it, and decided on a couple of answers:

1) They just want to give an idea of their experience.
2) They believe that because they have been playing for so long, they are right.
3) They want to counter #2.

I've been gaming since 1990. I say this for reasons #1 and #3. Please don't try to pretend that just because you've been playing a long time it means you are better than someone else.


"I don't get why people see D&D or it's derivatives as medieval European.

You have medieval knights (500-1500 AD) wearing renaissance era armor (1400-1700 AD), wielding roman era falcatas (500 BC-500 AD), worshiping Greek gods (800 BC-600 AD), traveling with native American shamans (12,000 years ago - today) who transform into prehistoric dinosaurs (200 million years ago) while wearing the hides of Saharan beasts, who are accompanied by modern Japanese schoolgirls in black pajamas wielding Tokugawa Era Daisho (1600-1800 AD), a mysterious man in a western long coat wielding an 18th century revolver, and an old man wearing robes and a pointed hat who chants mathematical equations to control reality, all together on a journey to kill brain eating space aliens, giant sentient fire-breathing spell-casting reptiles, and a sentient jello."

Link (Not mine, but I have modified it)


RPGs Where I Was a Player:
2nd Edition AD&D
3rd Edition D&D
3.5 D&D
4th Edition D&D
7th Sea
Iron Kingdoms
Middle Earth Role Playing
Pathfinder Society
Vampire: The Masquerade

RPGs Where I Was a GM:
1st Edition AD&D
2nd Edition AD&D
3rd Edition D&D
3.5 D&D
Atomic Highway
Pathfinder Society

Other Games:
Dominant Species
Settlers of Catan
Talisman (both 2nd and 4th editions)
Warhammer 40,000

Pathfinder Books I Own:
Advanced Players Guide
Advanced Race Guide
Belkzen: Hold of the Orc Hordes
Bestiary 2
Bestiary 3
Carrion Crown AP
Core Rulebook
Deep Magic (Kobold Press)
GameMastery Guide
Giants Revisited
GM's Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing (Raging Swan Press)
GM's Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing (Raging Swan Press)
Inner Sea World Guide
Iron Gods AP
Mythic Adventures
Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Treasures Revisited
Pathfinder Companion: Andoran - Spirit of Liberty
Pathfinder Companion: Faction Guide
Pathfinder Companion: Irrisen: Land of Eternal Winter
Pathfinder Companion: Lost Cities of Golarian
Pathfinder Companion: Dungeons of Golarian
Pathfinder Companion: Mythic Realms
Pathfinder Society Field Guide
Pathfinder Society Guide to Pathfinder Organized Play
Ultimate Campaign
Ultimate Combat
Ultimate Equipment
Ultimate Magic
Ultimate Psionics (Dream Scarred Press)
Ultimate War (Legendary Games)

Other Gaming Books I Own:
1st Edition AD&D:
Oriental Adventures

2nd Edition AD&D:
Dungeon Master's Guide (1995 Release)
DM's Option: High Level Campaign
Campaign Sourcebook: Catacomb Guide
The Complete Book of Necromancers
The Complete Book of Villians
Monstrous Arcana: The Illithiad
Monster Mythology
Sages & Specialists

Player's Handbook (1989 Release)
Player's Handbook (1995 Release)
Player's Option: Combat & Tactics
Player's Option: Skills & Powers
Player's Option: Spells & Magic
Arms and Equipment Guide
The Complete Book of Elves
The Complete Book of Dwarves
The Complete Book of Gnomes & Halflings
The Complete Bard's Handbook
The Complete Fighter's Handbook x2
The Complete Paladin's Handbook
The Complete Psionics Handbook
The Complete Ranger's Handbook

Tome of Magic
Encyclopedia Magica Volume 1
Encyclopedia Magica Volume 2
Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium Volume 1
Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium Volume 2

The Glory of Rome Campaign Sourcebook
Viking Campaign Sourcebook

Al-Qadim: Arabian Adventures Campaign Setting
Al-Qadim: The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook
Al-Qadim: Corsairs of the Great Sea
Al-Qadim Box Set: Corsairs of the Seas

Forgotten Realms: Campaign Setting
Forgotten Realms: Faiths & Avatars
Forgotten Realms: Giantcraft
Forgotten Realms: Powers & Pantheons
Forgotten Realms: Shadowdale
Forgotten Realms: Warriors and Priests of the Realms
Forgotten Realms Box Set: Menzoberranzan

Planescape: A Guide to the Ethereal Plane
Planescape: Faction War
Planescape: Fires of Dis
Planescape: In the Cage - A Guide to Sigil
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium 2
Planescape: Monstrous Compendium 3
Planescape: On Hollowed Ground
Planescape: The Deva Spark
Planescape: The Factol's Manifesto
Planescape: The Great Modron March
Planescape: Well of Worlds
Planescape Box Set: A Player's Primer to the Outlands
Planescape Box Set: Campaign Setting
Planescape Box Set: Hellbound - The Blood War
Planescape Box Set: Planes of Chaos
Planescape Box Set: Planes of Conflict
Planescape Box Set: Planes of Law

Spelljammer: The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook
Spelljammer: Realmspace

3.0/3.5 D&D:
I've sold all these books

I've sold all these book, although I did find a Rifts Adventure Booklet hidden in my collection.

Vampire: The Masquerade
Iron Kingdoms Core Rules
Middle-Earth Role Playing 2nd Edition
Atomic Highway Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying

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