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Yeah the best 4 adventure writers are not in Paizo. They are stuck with certain 'formula/template' they have to adhere too and so I also find most AP mods stuffling in parts
Messers Broadhurst and Develyn certainly write my kind of stuff for example
as Josh G said, its all down to what you like
I despised Smugglers Shiv for example.
Any of the shattered star to me would seem ideal, especially if you make use of Magnimar, which is the best city to play in IMO
the whole villagers hate the PCs make no sense
A party strolling into town brings in more wealth then that village can dream off. Plus there are all these people with magic that you could tap into.
Adventurers should be very welcome
If your players are willing to
put in as much input as you do as GM
Then KM is excellent
JR 4 has a very good RP start, and then the single worst dungeon in any AP I have done so far..
the 5's in lots AP have had some of the best non combat encounters I think / setting to get good character stuff in
For good roleplaying encounters you just need 'pointers'....walls of text/responses is just the GM talking to the players....and I could see where this would take up buckets of page count
Agreed. If Absalom got anywhere close to the same treatment that Magnimar did, it would be freaking awesome. I loved the Magnimar book and use is all the time when making my own cities.
Yep. It is my single favourite Golarion based publication
richard develyn wrote:
Yes, lots of this. I live in the UK as well.....we should play!!;-)
You really cannot be over prescriptive in creating for many RP encounters. The party can decide literally anything and you cannot 'write' to this. It also makes it hard to publish as me having a bullet point list of stuff for home play; and a more substantial list for publishing, is often quite a gap
All tricky in an AP, because they are a 'path' afterall
Sometimes think people don't play diplomacy correctly. Guess OT
RP is what you make of it. Sometimes maybe npcs have too much backstory as it almost fences you in. RP Depends on the group make up, both pc and player, as well as the module.
I do enjoy social dungeons where the monsters mostly want/will to interact in some way. Only had one thing published, a 4 part ~200 room dungeon AP for AAW. In that I desperately tried to put non fighty way round lots of encounters. Kinda tricky a lot of the time
P.H. Dungeon wrote:
I intend to run it for experienced players. It will play different to other d20 so they will need to forget what they know
Sandbox, freedom, choice............more adventure, less path please
Insain Dragoon wrote:
This I have been saying for longer than I recall. Many APs feel like novels that the party are interupting.!
Steve Geddes wrote:
Exact opposite for me.
In APs I feel the pcs are just in the way of where the author wishes the story to go, so npcs are put there to ensure story goes that way
There won't be many GOOP in a game hopefully.....by 5th everyone in PF has stat item+2...... ok, many, pc's do.......I am so looking forward to the magic coming back to the game by 'less magic' !!!!!
Not working for living is a bonus. Living games need magic shops, formulaic adventures and lots, lots rule
Freedom sounds lovely to me
Dave the dragonborn shouldn't get angry over what the female dragonborn do or don't lack. Tate the tiefling is more interested in whether he gets a spikey tail or not
Oh man. I spent at least two minutes coming up with an awesome* breast related pun and no one spotted it. Or everyone ignored it. Please someone humour me!
*ok, wasn't that awesome if no one saw it!
I Like minis, just not to play chess with
The Varnhold Vanishing is probably my favourite book of any adventure path. I don't see the pattern at all. I think maybe it's just the level range that's your problem, as around about level 7+ is when Pathfinder really starts to get complicated.
VV is ok as an adventure, just doesn't add to the plot
I'm fine with PF levels until people start doing 4 or 5 things around, insist on rolling 13d6, when average will suffice, etc. Basically when the game becomes more complex than rolemaster it's time to start low level again
You Are an archer
My first DM had a rule that whoever struck the last blow on an enemy received all the experience for it. I hated that rule.
Sort of works that way in rolemaster!
That's good to hear, I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. :)
Thanks for making me stick with it. It is the best of the AP thus far
Sounds to me like...
Take time to really read both the rules and spirit of dnd before you think about releasing stuff......some truly awful awful stuff came out from 3ppm when 3e was released.
need to subscribe to adventureaweek to get the other 3 parts of the adventure path
K177Y C47 wrote:
um.... Ki is from the Core Rule book... and Arcana is just a modification of Ki...Eidolons are completely new, but hexes are no that complex, just At-Will Su abilities.
So added stuff then. If most new classes add a mini game then it's bloat.
Hmm. Can't decide how insulting your post is
Think ditching the AP is the answer rather than ditching friends.
That's fine until the only way to do the mod is the way the npcs says. It is likely the way the GM uses them as well
In serpents skull no matter what we have done the npcs/factions remained prominent. In book 5 + 6 the pc's can go and have a holiday and let the npcs get on with it
I see the term as a GMPC as an npcs that becomes the driver, you can't get rid off, is mission critical etc.
It could also be me. I like player driven games, with players making up npcs as needed for the scene etc. Or written in npcs become more player controlled....... Kingmaker was excellent for this
GM pouts when we ignore what his npc has said we should do
Many, many, more.....but will end up sounding to whiny!!!!
I agree. Too many mods where it is about the NPCs, and the PCs tag along and are sometimes given permission to do stuff. Serpents Sk especially
The pc's should develop.they should be mission critical. Any npc should be allowed to die, leave, be ignored, etc and the game should still work.
Yep shattered star
PFS isn't the way forward. They are even more formulaic.
Railroad is fine
I tend to find that if players begin to wonder way off what is planned I just say "ok I haven't planned for this so it's now your turn to add more input and ideas as we make stuff up on the fly".