As i was reminiscing about the money i lost on both starfinder minis and Super dungeon explore i found this on youtube from Know Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNve1zSQYrw
i believe this person was also the person who started "pathfinder Dice Arena", and was part of "Robotech Tactics" and several other not performing ventures.
Its a good watch, and was one of the reasons i backed.
With the announcement of the new edition, i was thinking, GREAT! Now they can remove the bonds and issues brought over from 3.5, they can really push and dig deep to make something all their own, something brand new to the market, something that would make a statement.
I ordered the playtest both PDF & HB and try to pay no attention to the forums because i knew if something truly new and different and amazing was going to be created for the market of today 2018 and say this is the future of interactive story telling it was going to piss of lots of people.
You just cant get away from that. Paizo has a large market and following and i totally understand why they wouldn't take that risk, and i am sad they didn't, while i am sure others are very happy that they didn't try something like that.
There are many other RPG's out their experimenting with traditions of interactive storytelling.
I have been working through the playtest trying to run Doomsday dawn with 4 players, from our 6 players of our PF1 campaign(we are in the last book of Mummys mask). I have a 3 player 5e group, and we are in the middle of Temple of elemental evil.
After reviewing the playtest materiel none of them were interested and i had to sell them on trying it out. 4 agreed (PF1 players), and after many hours on character creation and spending hours flipping pages in the playtest HB on the toilet, we got up and going for Doomsday. Its not going well, we are trying to finish somberhall.
Maybe i am pushing too fast right now, and should just wait, my enthusiasm is considerable less now that we have sat down with it, than when i heard the announcement, and i am totally "onboard" with realizing, maybe this direction paizo is going is not for me our my players.
The PF1 players are talking about switching to 5e because they want to run Dragon Heist after Mummys Mask, I am trying to push a run through the new formatted Curse of Crimson Throne, that way i have time to get Dragon Heist set up.
this is essentially one of the major reasons why my group have not enjoyed the play test, we have had several character creation sessions and working our way through doomsday, and they just are not liking it, it is a real chore to try and get them on board. We even tried going back after the first chapter and changing characters, and they just gave up, and we are back with the first set trying to finish somberhall (x2 pcs down because of Shadows) and get on with Mirrored Moon.
Not to derail this but lets put the facts out...
ASVAB What the test is, is in the very name of its self, "Vocational Aptitude".
Understand that the ASVAB is not an IQ test. It does not measure your intelligence. This battery of tests was designed specifically to measure your aptitude to be trained to perform specific military-specific jobs
Military Requirements for Minimum ASVAB Scores
Branch High School Diploma GED
if you dont meet the min, you can still get in the branch of service with a waiver.
back to the normal operation of this thread...
When my group (I have two - PF&5E), heard new PF was coming out there was a lot of hope in my groups talk about trying it out. As soon as that giant PDF and Tome was released it deflated pretty fast.
I am not advocating wholesale change, but i was really hoping someone at Paizo had watched this video linked below, not because i wanted them to make the game as icrpg, but because of his thoughts on why he made the changes. The ideas of improving the game make so much since.
This video really changed a lot of people in my group ideas on how to hack PF & 5E.
It may be a while until the PF group switches, and it may not even be PF2, we still have a pile of PF1 stuff to go through and there is talk of Starfinder.
Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Seconding the need for more of the dressings. I too would like the pillar but one is pretty much useless and will spend most of its time in a tray somewhere. Buying the five or six that would make them useful is far too expensive. I realize not everyone likes the dressing stuff and that's certainly their right but they are far too scarce to be useful at their current commonality. Please consider a smaller stand alone set of dressings in the future, it would not need to be as large as a regular set and if the right pieces were chosen more commons than usual would be fine or two or three paint variations could come into play. A 24 figure set with lots of common useful items would make a great start and could even include reprints of some of the items we have already had in previous sets. I for one still don't have enough beds, carts, wagons, crates or barrels. Something to think about.
Well said, and several people including me have just decided that getting 3+ of any of those items to keep their scenes alike is just impossible unless your buying these at 15.00-20.00 a pop on the second market.
if you want several beds, chests, and burning urns your going to spend at least +80.00 if you can even find them...
I tried to order something off the golem sale 8 times today and the shopping process just hangs up and times out, then dumps my cart empty either in the shipping, payment method or confirmation stages.
Several of the items I wanted as print, only shows up as pdf, and then when I find the print edition and put it in the cart its not on sale.
Thanks Cat-thulhu for typing that list up, I really appreciate that, and thanks for the updates Marco! :)
I just really want some Linnorms, Morlocks, Satyrs (DnD has no good satyrs), some of the plantlife beasties, assassin vine, that giant man eating flower, etc...
It would be really great to get more NPC's of different areas of culture.
captain yesterday wrote:
With kids and Adventure Paths, it's as much as what you don't say as what you do, kids just want to have fun, they don't care so much for the details :-)
exactly, good point, I understand.
RotR just seems pretty heavy. We have ran our kids through Dragons demand (Modified of course), portions of Mummy's Mask, and several Pathfinder Society scenarios, and they had a lot of fun.
Can you guys suggest a AP that's seriously nasty? One that's responsible for a lot of character deaths.
this is easy, Giantslayer... it constantly gets tougher, and has most of its equipment from UE so the PC's have a little more chance.
You can follow the Amber Die group who has ran the whole AP with a written guide and suggestions for running it.
Chris Lambertz wrote:
You can now grab the digital version of the 2015 catalog on our front page and the Product Catalog & Schedule page.
Thank you Chris & Eric.
Eric any idea time frame wise when the 2016 catalogue would publish? I would assume before the end of the year?
David knott 242 wrote:
If I remember correctly I believe last years was out before Gencon 2014. I think it came out right around paizocon 2014. was hoping 2015-2016 would be out, but guess well wait till after gencon. thanks