O. N. wrote:
The tixitog focused on the morsel-sized gnome first, and successfully swallowed him. Having already received a lot of damage, he eventually fell unconcious and suffocated before they could free him.
Once I read about the tixitog I really wished one of my player characters were small sized! Not fun for the character, but makes for a memorable encounter.
Michael VonHasseln wrote:
I, for one, would much prefer the pdf of the Guide revert back to being produced by Paizo. While the website is fine, it is hardly intuitive to peruse, and is significantly difficult to search through. It was a good stop-gate answer at the time, but it needs to come back to Paizo for a couple of reasons.
I remember as GenCon hit this year I was eagerly checking to see a 2e PFS pdf in my download inventory. It was the one thing I was waiting for to get back into PFS play with 2e. Once I realized it was not coming I moved on from it. I keep checking back to see if anything has changed.
While I don't have an answer for you (I haven't run it yet) my first thought is you are a trailblazer for this type of group! Embrace the learning curve of a new system and share the results with us who can learn from how your group advances. I think all of us are eager to see how P2e plays at the table.
I'm guessing it is an effort to get away from EVERYONE having to get the same magic items because they are hands-down so good. Perhaps in the final version there will be magic items that are more unique and interesting than a Cloak of Resistance +1 or a Ring of Protection.
Re: the cost. Paizo has dramatically changed the pricing/economy. So 215 gp in 2nd edition is not the same as 215 gp in 1st edition.
Increase in Perception is hidden in Class Abilities. Example is Ranger who gets Master Perception at 7th Level via Evasion and Legendary Perception at 15th Level via Improved Evasion. Bottom line is you really have to read into the class abilities to see these increases as they do not stand out on their own.
My answer to this has changed with the announcement of 2nd edition. For about a year I took a break from Pathfinder after playing consistently since the beginning because it just kept getting bigger. Now that 2nd edition is on the visible horizon I can look at 1st edition as being complete. I won't have to worry about what new books are coming to make it more complicated. So it's not too big anymore.
I look forward to playing 1st edition again, but I am also looking forward to seeing what 2nd edition will look like.
I think it might have been that the table-time for us to explore an empty hex was perhaps 15 seconds.
I think this is my main takeaway from the hex exploring. Tough to get bored when all you have to do is take 15 seconds to roll dice and move on to the next one. My group is doing the same thing - quick roll and move on.
Wait, only until the end of the year? Between meeting only roughly every other week and taking longer to go through chapters, my group is just about to start In Pale Mountain's Shadow. At that rate we'll be lucky to finish Chapter 3 before the surveys close. :(
I'm guessing no reason to keep them open longer if the end of the year date represents the time frame of finalizing the rules for printing.