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Yeah the penitence stuff is pretty crazy. It really adds to the atmosphere.


I have a question. I mean no offense when I ask this, but was bloodbound proofread? I got the kindle version and I'm loving it. Half way through it now. I ask if it was because I keep finding all these grammatical mistakes as if a word processor was messing with the wording of sentences or something. It's completely possible that this is a normal thing for novels. I have only recently started getting into reading as entertainment, so I don't have a ton of experience with that. I read liars blade and city of the fallen sky before this one and noticed maybe one or two little mistakes. Bloodbound is another story 50% through the book. It seems to be about every chapter where you'll run across a word or two not conjugated correctly as if part of the sentence was erased and then rewritten. This could be a problem with just the kindle version, I really don't know. An example would be like "stilled prayed" instead of "still prayed". It's not a huge mistake or anything, but it's enough that as you're reading, you stop a moment to process why it doesn't make sense.
I am simply curious and don't mean to say the book isn't worth the money. Even with what I've spotted I still think it's worth picking up. I think it's just not something I've noticed much in the past while reading a book.


Michael Hallet wrote:

I know of at least one GM that has strict anti-metagame table rules. For example, you are limited to speaking 2 sentences each combat round. You are not allowed to talk about your PC in terms of numbers (no saying what your skill bonuses are or how many hit points you have, etc.)

While intended to increase immersion I could see that being somewhat intimidating for new players. However, I have not seen anything like what you described, especially in a game advertised for new players.

I can understand a gm having rules. You as a player have the option of just not playing because of their expectations. The problem was that it wasn't the gm that caused my issue. It was another player in the game that was acting like the gm, telling all of the newbies a strict set of his own rules as if he was so amazing to play with that he could make demands on everyone else.


Simon Dragonar wrote:
Durdrik wrote:

So I was in a pfs focused group online and there was a guy that wanted to gm a pfs game for the new players. So I talk with the guy and he's cool with me making a certain character because of what everyone else was bringing. He knew I was new and all that.

One of the people in the group that clearly knows more, apparently got frustrated and went on about all these rules for new people to pfs, like you should know what you're going to do before it's your turn. But then he went on about how you really shouldn't take longer than 6 seconds per turn in real time (I was under the impression a turn in combat was like 6 seconds of in-game time passing). And how even as a new player, you should know your race and class inside and out beforehand. Then he mentioned how every player should have all these macros for their character set up before a game so it only takes a couple minutes to get started.
As a new player, this is ridiculous. I understand etiquette in general. I get that part, but I don't see how you can even know your race and class super amazing starting off (I've read some of the arguments online over a single feat, let alone a whole class). This game has an overwhelming amount of options. That's awesome to have available, but it seems unrealistic to expect new people to actually know everything.

Is this commonplace to happen, or is this what's really expected of new players to pathfinder and pfs?

Durdrik, I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with your first game. There are many different people in the Pathfinder community, and I know there's a good group out there for you. Complete system mastery is not (and should not be) generally expected of new players. I've been playing for about 3 years now, and I made so many mistakes when I was starting out. My characters were weak, and my tactics were awful. I still have much to learn and I'm constantly improving, but currently, my highest level character is a Seeker at Level 16. I would never have gotten this far...

Unfortunately I'm in Arizona, but I do appreciate the offer. It's good to see my first experience was not the average. Nullpunkt directed me to the pfs google community and I may even be able to play tonight, so I'm looking forward to it.


Yeah I dunno what the guy was thinking. I had originally remedied the situation by letting someone else play in my place. The only problem with that was that I never played, which defeats the purpose. It was a poor decision that lead me to still never having played pathfinder other than pbp which is not the fastest way to get your feet wet. If the situation happened again, I would probably just ignore the grumpy people and make sure the gm was cool with everything.


Sorry nullpunkt just saw your reply. I sent a pm.

Yeah I've started playing 5e on roll20 since I posted. I've learned a fair amount about how these games work, but I know pathfinder has a lot more to learn. I've been a little confused trying to learn both games at the same time with no prior experience, but I have 18 or so hours logged playing 5e, so I at least know a little now.


Alright I'm gonna make a sorcerer I think.


Hey hammer, are you making a bard?


Hey guys.
I haven't decided on a class yet, so I can just kinda go with the flow and make what we end up needing. If everyone else has the same attitude, then I'll just choose something so we can figure out our group make up.


I had no idea pathfinder had their own novels as well. That's cool. I got the pathfinder comic humble bundle and the comics are pretty entertaining. I might check that book out.


So I was in a pfs focused group online and there was a guy that wanted to gm a pfs game for the new players. So I talk with the guy and he's cool with me making a certain character because of what everyone else was bringing. He knew I was new and all that.
One of the people in the group that clearly knows more, apparently got frustrated and went on about all these rules for new people to pfs, like you should know what you're going to do before it's your turn. But then he went on about how you really shouldn't take longer than 6 seconds per turn in real time (I was under the impression a turn in combat was like 6 seconds of in-game time passing). And how even as a new player, you should know your race and class inside and out beforehand. Then he mentioned how every player should have all these macros for their character set up before a game so it only takes a couple minutes to get started.
As a new player, this is ridiculous. I understand etiquette in general. I get that part, but I don't see how you can even know your race and class super amazing starting off (I've read some of the arguments online over a single feat, let alone a whole class). This game has an overwhelming amount of options. That's awesome to have available, but it seems unrealistic to expect new people to actually know everything.

Is this commonplace to happen, or is this what's really expected of new players to pathfinder and pfs?


I think I'll just play a fighter. They seem fairly straight forward and can be quite varied.
How do you make a character sheet on here?


Hey guys. I'm 29 from Arizona. Pretty much brand new to tabletop type games, but it's looked like fun for a while. I'll have plenty of questions, so I'll apologize in advance.
Any suggestions on a good beginning class? I have about 0 hours of experience playing, but I have all the stuff from the humble bundle, so I should have something to fall back on. Spells and maneuvers still confuse me.

Is there a way to follow this thread so I get alerts when something is posted?


New player looking for a chance to play. I don't have a character at the moment, but I could probably figure out a basic one.


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Hey everyone. I'm totally new to tabletop games but I've wanted to play them for quite a while. Snatched up what I could on humble bundle immediately. I have a couple friends I might be able to play with in the future, but I'm gonna look for more people to play with on the message boards as well.
Probably my only concern is bogging a group down with my inexperience.


Hey I dunno if there's room for another or not, but I'm really interested.