Core is good. Dare I say I prefer Core now. The glut got to me and I'm a glutton. I loved all the archetypes and options and gear, but everyone has their breaking point and I hit mine. If you havn't hit yours yet then more power to you. But I find there is a challenging simplicity to Core that breeds better players and characters. Options are less likely to bail you out of trouble in Core. I think it lends itselfs to more dependence on your team and tactics. But as my children constantly remind me, what do I know.
I have really enjoyed Core since it came out. The best thing being I could play more since I didn't have that many scenarios open in PFS. (I also like that chronicles matter more and seemingly the counter-intuitive result of better character development with less mechanical options. My opinion, but I digress.)
When I started PFC at level 1, I didn't see that big a difference from PFS. I played PFC exclusively till level 5, not out of protest or boycott, those were just the only games I could get into. Then I had a chance to go back and play a PFS scenario and man was I in culture shock or rather campaign shock.
My tier 4-5 table consisted of an occult class switch hitter (who did more melee damage than the barbarian and more range damage than the archer ranger), a warpriest, witch, barbarian, and ranger. I was playing my Sohei monk (so I have no room to call anyone out for cheese). But my shock wasn't necessarily about cheese, it just felt like a totally different game. (It was like watching Transformers 3 after watching Star Wars.) It was really surprising. Anybody else had that feeling or can pinpoint the distinction more articulately?
I am still going to play PFS when I can, but I walked away thinking, man I really like Core. (Not to go negative, but I also don't think I like the occult classes very much and I'm on the fence about ACG classes (though I have some). I may have officially become an old man and reached my limit on expansion.)
Go play again and see what happens. That would double your sample size.
And wear that death like a badge of honor.
My first PFS experience sucked. One player took over the table and would not shut up. We listened to him "monologue" for 4 hours and didn't finish the scenario.
My second time was GMed by John Compton. It was better. :) That was 4 years ago and I'm a hopeless PFS addict now.
I came into PFS at the introduction of the APG, which I think is the best PF book ever. I love all its classes save one (summoner).
I am excited about CORE but for me I wish the campaign included core, APG, and ISWG. If I could have those three I'd be in hog heaven.
Regarding ACG, I have a very powerful Hunter (the synergy of teamwork feats can be devastating. Also, something that doesn't get mentioned a lot, is with its animal focus ability you don't have to buy belts of Str/Dex/Con which frees up lots of cash for other purchases which makes you more powerful.) I also have a mid-level Combat Investigator that I am really excited about.
But with all that said, it is a bit much and some things just don't feel like they were thought out. This book probably could have benefited with 6 more months of work.
This is my 14th PFS PC and I was looking to do somethings I've never done.
Need advice on small melee characters.
Thanks for any insight.
Jeffrey Fox wrote:
Of course Taldor is a legitimate lawful authority, just not the highest authority for a Paladin. A Paladin's powers come from his deity and so his main concern is are his actions in step with his deity.
I'm not trying to fire it up with you, because I agree with your post. I just think the OP situation of suggesting that Sarenrae would make her paladin fall because he aided Sarenrae worshippers in Taldor is wrong. Now are there ways that he could "aid" that could make him fall? Sure, but that puts the issue back on the actions of the paladin (where it should be) and not in the hands of the GM, who has an axe to grind going into the scenario.
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Avatar-could I get in on this as well?
0time-I'll get you my info soon.