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So, this one might be preaching to the choir, but it seems like everywhere I go people are always asking, "How come you play Pathfinder? Why aren't you playing 5th ed?" The other game title changes, but the question stays the same. So this week I thought I would put down my reasons. The blog post is fairly long, but so far it's received some positive support. So I thought I'd share it here, and see if folks agree with my reasons.
Are there reasons I don't mention, or things that you prefer instead?
I'd say the quality of module writing (and editing) is much higher at Paizo than at WotC. Or really, any other company I've bought pre-written adventures from. Try running Curse of Strahd after running an Adventure Path; it's a harsh comedown from the logical book structure and masterful pacing that you find in, say, The Mummy's Mask.
I happen to enjoy both systems, but while I may give 5e a nod for some well-made modernizations to the system, Pathfinder is a superior product for an invested gamer, IMO. Regular publishing schedule, comprehensive supplements, and a setting that feels a bit more influenced by modern fantasy writers, while Faerun still feels a bit stodgy and old-fashioned to me.