Forgot about this free Pathfinder PDF magazine:
This also looks to be Pathfinder RPG specific. t has a number of ads, but they are gaming related, so you may find out about interesting products that you and your kids can use in the Pathfinder games.
Link to get Pathways:
Jon, getting some gaming / D&D / Pathfinder related magazines might be helpful for you and your kids. Here are some good magazines (some unfortunately no longer published) that might be useful, if you can find them for a good price. If you live near a Half Price Bookstore, or any other good used bookstore that has gaming books, that would be a god place to look for out of print gam magazines.
Kobold Quarterly home page:
The paper versions typically have 3 or more adventures (dungeon, city, wilderness), and the later issues published by Paizo are where their Adventure Path series of adventures got their start. Not all adventures in Dungeon are part of a series, though - many are stand alone adventures. Staring at issue 82, the content switched over to D&D 3rd edition, which is pretty close to Pathfinder RPG. These might be easier to convert with regards to rules content, since some / most of it will be pretty close to Pathfinder RPG.
Not all of the Dungeon adventures will be suitable for your kids to run at first, since some adventures will be higher level that the PF Beginners Box and some will reference monsters or character abilities that aren't in the PF Beginners Box. However, these adventures can be mined for maps and ides for easier adventures for you group. Also, many of the issues have one page maps will no related adventure that are great for an adventure that you or your kids can create.
Finally, also starting around issue 82 Dungeon Magazine has a number of one - two page regular columns that have short ideas that can be used in an adventure (non players characters, locations, campaign and adventure advice, etcetera). Some of the columns, especially those specifically related to a character class (fighter, rogue, druid, and so on) have content that is specific to D&D 3rd edition and 3.5 edition, so that may be less useful.
This is a companion to Dungeon Magazine, and is/was one o the oldest magazines related to D&D (although early issues had articles on other games).
You won't find nearly as many adventures as in Dungeon Magazine. Dragon is more rules related, but there are good articles containing new monsters, advice on game mastering and playing, reviews of books and games, and other RPG related content. I forget the issue number where they switched over mainly to D&D 3rd edition content, but it should be around late 2000 (Dungeon 82 was the September / October 2000 issue).
This magazine has al Pathfinder content and has received very good reviews from Pathfinder RPG fans. Plus, anyone can submit content to Wayfinder.
Link to get Wayfinder:
There are probably more magazines, print and electronic, that also have good content. Hopefully these will b a good start, especially if you can find inexpensive copies at a local used book store - I typically find copies of Dungeon and Dragon for 50 cents at Half Price Books.
Vic Wertz wrote:
Nope... it's the cover of the Rise of the Runelords hardcover. You might want to refresh your browser's caches.
Vic, I don't see a graphic either, and I have reloaded my page multiple times.
However, if I click on the link it does open the correct product page, I just don't see the graphic of the product on this page.
Would there be a subscription for this one production plans get finalized? I realize this is too soon to officially say anything about this, but I would love to see a subscription.
And yes, I know almost every other Paizo product type has a subscription, I just want to show support for being able to subscribe to these products. :^)
With the exception of the Adventure Paths and the Fiction, I get all of my Pathfinder products from my local game store (The Guard Tower in Columbus, OH). However, I would subscribe to this to ensure I didn't miss any - I suspect these will see very well, especially at first.
Since 2011, 3.5 Private Sanctuary / Know Direction have been making available podcasts of Paizo seminars at both PaizoCon and GenCon.
I suspect they'll have podcasts of the GenCon 2012 Paizo seminars.
The seminar podcasts from 2011 were very good, and I have just started listening to the 2012 PaizoCon seminar podcasts - so far, so good.
I played the original Deadlands, but I lost track with all the various editions of the game. Is this the latest edition? What other books do you need?
It is the latest edition, for the Savage Worlds rules.
Legend of the Five Rings has an adventure concept called Challenge Focus Strike (CFS). These are short adventure nuggets giving you the setup (Challenge), the initial events / investigation (Focus), and the action / final events (Strike).
Here is a link to a discussion on the Alderac boards about GM inspiration. Scroll down to the third post (first post by Isawa Nazomitsu) - this post has a list of 172 CFS scenarios. Additional posts in this discussion may have other scenario ideas of interest
Here is a link to another discussion on the same boards that has links to PDF compilations of the first 100 CFS scenarios from the first discussion linked to above.
Although these are for the L5R RPG, there is little to no game statistics since these are brief scenarios - they would print out in one page. There will be references to Rokugan, the L5R campaign, but again they will be brief and you should be able to easily put these in a Tian Xia campaign if you like the scenario idea.
Have you seen this thread? It's full of conversions to Pathfinder rules a GM made; I've used these statblocks extensively in my own game.
Here are more conversion discussions that may be of use:
I would love to see a Swords & Planets AP, since ER Burroughs was one of the first authors I heavily read.
However, I definitely can see how this might not be a mainstream AP, and would be risky to do, even if the Distant Worlds book does well.
A couple of modules that can be stand alone as well as having modest ties between them would be nice - if the first doesn't sell well, then you stop there, if they do sell well then you basically have a mini-AP.
I have been having trouble deciding what I want to read next. This discussion has me thinking I need to read some ER Burroughs. :^)
I think I'm going to do a lot of running in the Basic Box, and as such I made a Google Docs template useful for converting monsters from the full game, making custom monsters, or NPCs. I'd like to share it with all of you!
Thank you Rixx, this is great! I am glad you have shared this with the community. :^)
I hope this is not a new level in "helicopter parenting" where now they play their games for them to. When my kids are old enough I'll point to the D&D books on shelf and tell them to go nuts with their friends if they have the interest.
As Sean Reynolds has said, some of these parents have played D&D themselves, and want to share something they enjoy with their kids in the hopes that their kids will also enjoy it.
I can't count the times I have seen people say in an online forum that they want to introduce their kids to RPGs, and that is most likely what is happening with the Pathfinder Beginner Box, which is in fact one of the reasons why Paizo created the Beginner Box set - to introduce new players to RPGs in general and PFRPG in particular - why is this helicopter parenting?
Do you really think that parents have never shared something they enjoy with their children before now?
Although my parents did not play RPGs with me when I was a kid, my father did share some of his fantasy / science fiction books with me and both my parents encouraged my reading, which in turn led to RPGs - was that helicopter parenting as well?
I think it is great that parents are using the Pathfinder Beginner Box set with their kids to get them involved with an imaginative and mentally stimulating hobby - go gaming parents!
Sunshine Rat! wrote:
Amusing that he called the 1983 Red Box the "original".
You may have misunderstood- he didn't claim that the 1983 Red Box was the original version of D&D - he claimed that he played the original 1983 Red Box - as opposed to the recent Red Box for 4th edition D&D.
So I think he was accurate in what he said.
I like that KQ has articles for multiple systems, even though I do not have AGE and although I have both PF and 4e I prefer PF.
However, there is background luff and ideas in the other system articles that I can lift and modify for use in another system, so I can get use out of any o the articles if I like what I see.
And like others have mentioned, I liked seeing the articles in Dragon about Top Secret, Gamma World, Star Frontiers, and Alternity. I am not saying KQ as to have the same range of systems covered, but I don't think it needs to be "One System Only".
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
I would love to see more Asian content in the future. Not an overwhelming amount, because I do like the traditional / European-inspired fantasy content that has already appeared in KQ and others don't like Asian content at all, but some more article would be nice if you receive good submissions.
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Based on the article/chapter titles, it sounds like al three would be useful to beginners (and not so beginners, too). I think it would be a god idea to post them at the Paizo website, and link to them from the Pathfinder beginner box product page.
Stewart Perkins wrote:
Also any 3.x pirate goodies are welcome as convertible or mixable material. I already plan on using chunks of serpents skull for ideas and one shot chunks. Any other goodies?
How about the Savage Tide adventure path, the last AP published in Dungeon? There were also supporting articles in Dragon as well. The AP was published in Dungeon 139 - 1503 of the issues are not available at this link, although one of them (the first issue of the AP) appears to be available in PDF. You may be able to find the missing issues from online dealers or eBay.
Here is the link to the sub-forum about this AP -> Click here
Dexter Dunbar wrote:
Do I need any other books like Rule of Fear to run this campaign to it's fullest?
This isn't a product, and you may already have found this, but there is a sub-forum here for the Carrion Crown adventure path:
This is true for all of the adventure paths, and there is a lot of good information and advice to be found.
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Very cool. I went to GenCon twice in the early 80s when it was still at UW Parkside, and the group I went with had a camper/trailer and we probably stayed at the exact same campground.
Black Vulmea's Vengeance, by Robert E Howard. Three pirate short stories. Out of print and possibly hard to get, but it _is_ Robert E Howard. I just started re-reading this book this weekend, before I came back to the Paizo site and found out what the new AP is going to be about. So far, the first short story (I am about two chapters into it) is very good.
And you can scroll past the posts that have no interest for you. There are alternatives.
For now, you want short posts to not be posted. What will be next on your list of things not to be posted? Sorry, but this forum is for a wild variety of people (some of whom express themselves differently), not just you.
Well played, sir, well payed.
And then afterwards, take and nuke the planet from orbit - it is the only way to be sure. :^)
(I know, not the exact quote from Aliens)
Especially since you are now in her debt.
And you never want to be indebted to someone named Dark_Mistress. :^D
Colin McComb wrote:
Yes, that art was what I though of when I saw the Humans of Golarion cover. Not to say I think that the Humans of Golarion cover is a ripoff, merely that both are very good and happen to have a similar theme.
Colin McComb wrote:
Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of. :^)
DM Aron Marczylo wrote:
2. A a lover of eastern mythology I'd love to see what creatures come out of this, like a Kitsune or a the undead creature which is a flying head with organs hanging from it, which it uses to choak it's victims. Saw it once in a 3.5 book for a "legend of the five rings" adventure and I know it's from mythology, but don't know the name. Would love to see creatures like that in there.
That would be the Pennaggolan. At least, that is the name of that creature on a card in the L5R CCG.
Here i a link to a wiki page on the creature, incuding the art from the above mentioned CCG card:
Apparently the Pennaggolan is Malaysian in origin:
Anyway I don't begrudge people who like that stuff that they get them. I just hope Jade Regent won't lead to more pointless discussions how everything needs to be better just because it's Japanese. :)
Dude, that is soooo 1980s. Now the discussion will be how everything needs to be better just because it is Chinese. :^D
I'll admit, though, that I am looking forward to the Jade Regent and seeing what Paizo does with that part of Golarion. I do respect the opinion of those that aren't interested, though.
I would say get him Pathfinder since he asked for it. Plus, he also played Pathfinder and GURPS with you, so he nows there are more games out there.
Plus, if he stays interested in RPGs, he'l check out other games son enough. So for now, get him what he wants - that will make him happier and most likely keep him interested in RPGs.
Ah, I did not know he did a comic. I'll have to look out for it. Thanks for mentioning that!
Good call Drogon, that is one of my favorite Dragon covers, right behind the Bridge of Sorrows.
So does this mean the new book now goes to 12?
Even better! :^)
On a more serious note, I just picked up the new Inner Sea World Guide hardcover, and after skimming through it I must say this is an absolutely gorgeous book. I am looking forward to spending more time reading through it.
James Jacobs wrote:
That is good to hear. The Pathfinder's Journal fiction is the first article I read, after the Forward.
With regards to the two pages of iconics / pregen characters, I am neutral on their inclusion. I can see how some people benefit from them, and others could care less. Since I have all of the APs so far, I can also use pregens from past issues if I need them (I understand this isn't helpful for those without a large back catalog of APs).
Maybe some time in the future, iconic pregen characters could make an appearance in one of the blogs (although I seem to recall seeing some iconic stat blocks in some product preview articles) or a a free / low cost PDF?
Anyway, I again state my desire to see the Pathfinder Journal fiction remain in the APs. I have subscribed to the APs since issue 1, and have enjoyed all of the fiction. Yeah, we now have novels, but good short fiction is also nice to have as well.
Reviewed, I have never done a magazine review before. So take the review with a grain of salt, hopefully people find it useful.
Dark_Mistress, I thought it was a very useful review. In my case, I had picked up a copy of the magazine at my favorite local gaming store the night before I read your review, but I think you did a very god job of covering the content. There really is a lot in this magazine, and your reiew made that clear.