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Recommendations for a good published Campaign for a new DM.


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So basically I'm pretty new to Pathfinder(and actually RPGs in general) and I'm having a good time playing but recently my group offered me the chance to DM. My group plays multiple campaigns and rotates between them and they want to know if I want to start one. I do.

I have alot of good ideas for adventures and elements but I think I should start with a published campaign for structure so I'm looking for recommendations on which one I should choose. The Pathfinder APs are awesome but we are either playing in them now or the group has played them decently recently. I looked at the World's Largest Dungeon and while it seemed cool and decently simple to run I'm more a fan of a storyline based game then a simple dungeon crawl. My group has played Shackled City but are willing to play it again and I'm leaning pretty heavily towards it right now. A whole, decently intricate Campaign in one well laid out book? Nice!

Another possibility would be Age of Worms, which apparently no one has played yet but we don't have it and I think the only way to get it is in back issues of Dungeon, which I'm willing to do but haven't decided if I will yet.

I'm interested in any recommendations on good Campaigns, especially ones from third party publishers I might not have heard of. Ones based more on thwarting a villains plot than a straight dungeon crawl are more my speed but any recommendations are welcome.

Andoran

Red Hand of Doom.


If you're cool with enacting villainous plots instead of thwarting them, I'd also recommend The Way of the Wicked. It's not fully published yet, but it's shaping up to be one of the greats.


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If you're interested in the Adventure Paths, I would go with either Rise of the Runelords (available as pdf and soon to be updated to Pathfinder and republished as a complete book ala Shackled City) or Legacy of Fire, both of which are extremely well suited for a DM who has gotten his feet wet and now wants to go for a swim.

If you're looking for a first adventure to run, I would suggest one of the free RGP day adventures, such as We Be Goblins or Revenge of the Kobolt King, which you can follow up with many of the modules.


Johnico wrote:
If you're cool with enacting villainous plots instead of thwarting them, I'd also recommend The Way of the Wicked. It's not fully published yet, but it's shaping up to be one of the greats.

Haha that looks awesome, thanks for pointing that out. I think my group would really dig that.


Has anyone played Drow Wars from Mongoose? If so how is it?


I haven't played it, but I hear it starts off really good but starts to peter out sometime during book two. I haven't heard much about book 3 to tell you if it picks back up or not.


Johnico wrote:
I haven't played it, but I hear it starts off really good but starts to peter out sometime during book two. I haven't heard much about book 3 to tell you if it picks back up or not.

Apparently it is a level 1-30 adventure which is pretty interesting, I don't really know of any other adventures that big.


It's for 3.5 which means major rewrites for most NPCs..I shudder to think what a 30th level pathfinder character would be like.

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