Tom Rex wrote:
Oh, no. Is this going to be a repeat of information already printed in what, three (or is it four?) books? To snag my interest, it will have to be some brand-spanking new info that doesn't touch on what's already out there as just a lather-rinse-repeat cycle. I'd much rather see new information on those obscure races just for that very reason; that they are obscure.
And at the point of sounding hypocritical, I will admit that my favored racial stock is elf and half-elf, but they've been pretty much done to death over the years with every sub-race and all. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't find totally new information uninteresting, it's only that so much has been done already I don't see much more can be accomplished that's truly new and different. I'll wait and see.
And monkey goblins are only good for stew. ;)
There must be an impenetrable tomb/dungeon that only the PCs can figure out how to enter despite it having existed for millennium.
Beware of doorways that resemble open mouths.
The switch to deactivate a TPK trap is always on the far side.
Taking the plot device item always triggers a major fight/dungeon collapse or both.
The female NPC you pick up at the tavern and one of the male PCs falls for is always a runaway princess.
All dwarves look and sound like John Rhys-Davies.
If our nearest FLGS (40 miles away) would carry Paizo products instead of Magic the Gathering and 4th Ed, *Yarf* we might actually consider supporting them, and driving 108 miles to the good Gaming Store isn't always an option for us.
Subscriptions are looking better and better, especially with Amazon's fumbling of Bestiary 2, Princes of Chaos, The Godsmouth Heresy...
Christopher West wrote:
After looking at above maps...Wow. Just wow.
Within Temptation - Forsaken
Yes, I know; I have a very eclectic taste in music.
Dungeons that have no means of supporting the plethora of monsters inhabiting them; they obviously can't attack and feed on each other, only the occasional PC.
Treasure in said dungeons that other adventurers have been to yet not looted thoroughly.
Room with large statues that do not detect as magic yet they're stone golems.
As for the Bar/Inn beginning, mustn't forget the old bearded stranger who is probably the villain/god/one of the PC's long-lost father.
All black cats are the familiars of witches.
All gargantuan and colossal dragons must be in 10x10 rooms.
All female villains attempt to seduce the male PCs.
All male villains attempt to seduce the female PCs. (Can't have cries of unequal seduction times here.)
Black-robed people are always evil and worship demons.
And finally, NPCs of character classes must be overpowered to save the party's worthless butts at every opportunity.
I, for one, hope that Paizo never does any world other than Golarion, simply because it's the first pre-made setting our GM (my husband) has ever used in his 30 + years of gaming. As he puts it, 'It's what so many other settings should have been but never lived up to their potentials.'
Do not create any other settings than Golarion; I hate to see a grown man cry.
Let me add my two cents' worth.
1. Psionics - I was never happy with the points system, never. If Paizo did a totally different psionics system, I'd jump in feet first.
2. Epic Levels - Yes, most definitely yes if it were designed as Mr. Jacobs mentioned with a 1st-level Epic Character vs. a 20th-level regular character.
3. Rules Bloat - Having to look through umpteen dozen books for something was never my cup of tea, but just one or two books a year would probably be fine.
4. Races - As other posters have mentioned, variants of existing races is what I'd prefer to see unless any new race(s) were both crunchy and fluffy. Sort of like bacon-wrapped cotton candy.
5. Prestige Classes - Gah! Don't get me wrong, I loved some of the ones from WoTC in 3.5, but most were...lacking. However, considering Paizo's track record, I'd buy the book(s) regardless.
6. Cost - At the moment, I (hangs head in shame) get all my Pathfinder books from Amazon because of the discount and the fact most of them are Prime eligible (free two-day shipping), but I am seriously considering a subscription for the APs and map folios. Of course, my hubby pointing out the benefits of said subscriptions isn't helping my indecision.
Regardless, though, as long as you fine folks put out the Pathfinder/OGL stuff, I'll buy the majority of it. I'd probably keep going on this, but right now I need to see if hot strips of bacon really can be wrapped around cotton candy. Wish me luck.