Solo adventure from Beginner Box now online


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Check out the introductory "Click Your Path" adventure @www.pfbeginner.com.


Just finished the solo adventure. Doing a "Click Your Path" brought back a LOT of memories from childhood and the old "Pick Your Path" books that were popular in the 80's. Thanks for posting that.

I looked through character creation (I don't own the Beginner's Box) and was interested to see that you roll up your stats the "old fashioned" way by *gasp* rolling dice!

I am not a fan of the full version of Pathfinder but the simplicity of the Beginner's Box is intriguing. It's a shame that Paizo seems to have no interest in supporting the "Basic" version of the game.


Thanks for the response.

I agree, I have found memories of the "Pick you Path" books too.

I have to give all the credit to Paizo, not only for the adventure but for the Beginner Box itself--it really is a great product that has helped me share my love of the game with my kids.

While it may not seem that Paizo supports the "basic" version of the game, the fact that they release the rules under OGL and CUP allows others, such as myself, to carry the torch and give back to the community.

Also, I can't fault them for having other priorities and areas of focus--not, that I wouldn't mind a little more "official" support.


Logan1138 wrote:


I am not a fan of the full version of Pathfinder but the simplicity of the Beginner's Box is intriguing. It's a shame that Paizo seems to have no interest in supporting the "Basic" version of the game.

I wouldn't say that at all. I own both the Beginners Box and six other "full version" books. The nice thing the Beginners Box says if you're playing modules for the "full version" and you don't understand the more complicated rule - ignore it and use the "basic" rules you know from the BB. Paizo has given players a great way to play modules and scenarios without the cumbersome advanced rules and allow more roleplaying to happen in a game (if that's what you like to do). The point is to have fun and the BB allows that. There is no need for Paizo to "support the BB more since it has everything a person needs to start playing up to 5th level. And there's a bunch of free modules for the BB here too.


Wolfang Amadeus wrote:
Logan1138 wrote:


I am not a fan of the full version of Pathfinder but the simplicity of the Beginner's Box is intriguing. It's a shame that Paizo seems to have no interest in supporting the "Basic" version of the game.
I wouldn't say that at all. I own both the Beginners Box and six other "full version" books. The nice thing the Beginners Box says if you're playing modules for the "full version" and you don't understand the more complicated rule - ignore it and use the "basic" rules you know from the BB. Paizo has given players a great way to play modules and scenarios without the cumbersome advanced rules and allow more roleplaying to happen in a game (if that's what you like to do). The point is to have fun and the BB allows that. There is no need for Paizo to "support the BB more since it has everything a person needs to start playing up to 5th level. And there's a bunch of free modules for the BB here too.

Interesting. As I stated earlier, I don't own the Beginner's Box (only own the Core Rule Book) but I was under the impression that many skills and feats have been omitted as well as some of the more "complicated" combat options. I would think it might be difficult to play the modules/AP's as they were written with the assumption that one would be using the full rule set and it might require quite a bit of "re-jigging" to be able to use them for the more streamlined BB rules.

Have you actually played standard adventures/AP's using only the BB rule set and found it relatively easy to make the conversion?


I'm versed in both the full core Pathfinder as well as the Beginner version and have played in a couple of APs and several modules/scenarios. I likely wouldn't run too many core modules/AP with Beginner rules, but as you said, it can be done with modification.

For instance, I don't think it would be too hard to tweak the core Crypt of the Everflame module for the Begginer Box.


I played the solo adventure. Had fun. I like how it incorporates some of the rules into the adventure. Allows someone to get some experience with the rules. Is the solo adventure included in the beginner box OGL too?


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Logan1138 wrote:
Wolfang Amadeus wrote:
Logan1138 wrote:


I am not a fan of the full version of Pathfinder but the simplicity of the Beginner's Box is intriguing. It's a shame that Paizo seems to have no interest in supporting the "Basic" version of the game.
I wouldn't say that at all. I own both the Beginners Box and six other "full version" books. The nice thing the Beginners Box says if you're playing modules for the "full version" and you don't understand the more complicated rule - ignore it and use the "basic" rules you know from the BB. Paizo has given players a great way to play modules and scenarios without the cumbersome advanced rules and allow more roleplaying to happen in a game (if that's what you like to do). The point is to have fun and the BB allows that. There is no need for Paizo to "support the BB more since it has everything a person needs to start playing up to 5th level. And there's a bunch of free modules for the BB here too.

Interesting. As I stated earlier, I don't own the Beginner's Box (only own the Core Rule Book) but I was under the impression that many skills and feats have been omitted as well as some of the more "complicated" combat options. I would think it might be difficult to play the modules/AP's as they were written with the assumption that one would be using the full rule set and it might require quite a bit of "re-jigging" to be able to use them for the more streamlined BB rules.

Have you actually played standard adventures/AP's using only the BB rule set and found it relatively easy to make the conversion?

I've played full modules using only BB rules. You are correct, it would take a "re-jigging" of several things. When it asks for skills, you'll need to take into account what the characters have and if there if there is an optional skill you would want to use with the PC's in your group (of course this happens even without BB groups, so something to train you up for the full game if you so choose to use that).

The other thing that is common is monsters. You'll either have to replace some of them that are in the module but not listed in the BB with those listed in the BB, or create stats on your own. It's not hard to do...but it's another item you'll have to deal with.


ShallowHammer wrote:
Is the solo adventure included in the beginner box OGL too?

Yes, the Beginner Box contains that solo adventure as well as a small adventure for new DMs to cut their teeth on.

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