So far Jessica Price is reporting that Paizo managers pressured her to stay quiet about disturbing interactions with Frank Mentzer, allegations of Bill Webb harassing people at Paizocon and Paizo trying to cover it up, and now reports of Paizo threatening legal action against a PFS volunteer who reported being harassed.
Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
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I imagine the DS Ebook will be able to do things that are hard or impossible to do with PDFs. But we shall see.
Southeast Jerome wrote:
They have said that the digital ebooks available through the DungeonScape app will not be subscription based and will be a one time purchase.
Well I guess I am a first for you then. I love 4e and am really looking forward to 5e. We haven't seen the advanced tactical module yet and I really look forward to seeing what it has to offer.
Okay, I think I want to finally try running PF. For the last 4 years I have mostly run 4e (with a little BX, AD&D, and the PF beginner's game mixed in). Prior to that I played 3.5 for a few months and back in the 80s I played a lot of AD&D. I still like 4e a lot but I want to take a break from it without getting away from D&D.
So any advice for an aspiring PF DM?
You do know that the playtest material is just the core rules if the game, right?
You do know that Next has skills and feats, right?
You do know that backgrounds are the skill delivery system and themes are the feat delivery system, right?
You do know you will be able to build your own backgrounds and themes, right?
You do know the game is far from done, right?
Isn't that dragon huge?
Hero's Handbook p. 56
You can use a ranged weapon to attack an enemy as a standard action. The enemy has to be at least 10 feet (2 squares) from you.
I have a question for you. You and others keep talking about not making the same mistakes as TSR in splitting the customer base. Did the research you do show an issue with the basic/advanced D&D split that started in the 80s or was it only an issue when coupled with the multitude settings in the 90s?
So in other words do you think TSR would have been more profitable in the 80s if it had never produced the Expert/Companion/Master/Immortal sets and just stuck with a basic set and the advanced game?
Not being in the rpg business I would assume a minority of sales for D&D and Pathfinder are made through retail locations. Most of the 4e players I know don't buy D&D books. They use DDi or pirate the book PDFs or pirate DDi stuff.
Do most of the Pathfinder players actual buy the books? How many buy through retail locations?
I would love to see the Pathfinder rules redone as as a series of books and boxed sets. Start with the BB. Want more spells buy the Complete book of spells. Want more skills ad feats buy the Complete Book of Skills and Feats. You get the idea.
Of course all of these products would have the superior presentation of the BB.
The Rot Grub wrote:
No total of 5 character levels. So if you want to cast 3rd level wizards spells then you can't multiclass.
The Rot Grub wrote:
I will do that. He has hinted that the dragon was in a weakened state when we faced him but he won't be when we face him again.
It is going good. My 10 yo DMed my 5 yo and me through Black Fang's Dungeon. It was a lot of fun for all of us. He immediately took the GM Guide to bed with him and started making notes for a follow up adventure to run us through.
The Beginner's Box gets a huge thumbs up from me (this was my first time with PF but I am a verteran of AD&D and 4e).
Good thoughts thanks.
There are usually capstone feats you can take after you hit the max level, maybe an iterative attack for full bab classes, or limited 3rd level spell slots for a sorceror/oracle.
I guess going to 6th wiuld take care of this, but an interesting way to get the 6th level stuff.
I think I want to use the BB as the basis for a P5 campaign. P5 would be similar to the E6 rules for 3.5. Basically it sums up to this:
1) Characters can level only to 5th. Multiclassing would be allowed.
2) After 5th characters could earn 1 additional feat per 5,000 XP.
3) The CR for the party would increase by 1 for ever 2 additional feats earned.
I have never played E6 before so I'd I miss anything?
Yep got that one too. Simon makes some great games, but you are right it doesn't have the presentation and support of PF.