I feel like as long as a GM is trying to do his best and putting effort forth the onus really falls on the players to make known what they don't like or what they feel would be better for them.
Good GMs will listen and bad ones won't.
Being a GM is a very time consuming task and I spend about 5-8 hours weekly prepping maps and pawns and reading to make sure I am ready to GM.
I think this game hitting consoles is really a chance for Paizo to market their product. RPG's have always been one of the bigger markets for videogames and I hope Paizo is really getting behind this and marketing it as best as they can.
Pathfinder becoming a mainstream name like D&D should be the goal with this especially with the game being such a great game.
I am on the fence whether I like the Circus mechanic and the AP focus on it. I think its simple and interesting enough to engage players but lacks any real crunch to it other than small changes here and there. We are halfway done the second book or so and I've only read the first 3 books so that is all I can speak too. The encounters I have been impressed with and their is a good variety even with all the Xulgath influence.
We've done 3 circus shows so far and we are just about to go into chapter 2.
I do however like as a GM the switch to something off the wall like a circus troupe.
I don't blame Paizo at all and maybe my words were harsh but I don't believe them to be false or misleading.
I applaud Paizo for their stances and their opinions even when I disagree.
I purchase my Paizo products locally and know how tight margins can be for them so China is probably the only option currently.
I don't like the solution being to partner as it means we have to pay twice for some content. I also think there should be way for those of us who make only physical purchases at the LGS to have a way to download maps to use with virtual tables. Maybe this is wishful thinking by me but I know Paizo is a forward thinking company and has always been supporting of the community and their wishes. I have no problem having to enter a serial number or download code to retrieve maps and as someone who purchases all the Pathfinder/Starfinder stuff I think this should have some form of integration. I've bought some .pdfs so I could get the digital maps but was pretty let down with quality.
Maybe I'm in the minority but alot of the GMs and players online have been voicing this on those forums and/or reddit but maybe need to be more vocal here.
Well I've officially made myself a table tv for my home group but am finding the .pdf maps to be of such a low quality due to the resolution that they I can't even really use them. I experienced the same problem using them in a VTT but the problem is way worse for the table tv.
My old method was to print the .pdf maps and sticky tack them to table but that was taking forever and I thought this would help the maps look better. Other maps I have from 3rd party companies look fine but the Paizo ones even though the art looks great in the book once it gets put on table and gridded for 1" is just not pleasing to the eye.
Is there any way to get these maps in a higher resolution? Do the artists post somewhere in an art source?? I can't imagine they are actually drawn at this resolution.
The interactive maps are just as bad.
I would be willing to pay more for .pdfs if they had a higher quality map if cost is the issue why they don't have higher res version.
I agree that these not fitting are somewhat of an issue as it is stupid to have to sort things out into their own boxes afterwards instead of combining in the big box which has dividers but isnt big enough. Thinking ahead if we are getting this many sets for a a core make the core box bigger please so we can fit in. That said I did buy these and they look good. I agree with others and am glad you guys are coming out with new core sets.
In my group with a Bomber Alchemist the players were starting to get annoyed with how much the Alchemist seemed to be behind the power curve and I knew were secretly wishing for him demise.
He did end up dieing trying to save one of the other PC's in a failed resurrection ritual. ( PC's rolled a 1 on primary check )
I just picked up the newest dungeon set and I added it to the box with the core set and the other sets and its too much now to store in just one box.
I love the tiles and I hope we get 3 new lines to fill out now after the current run.
I'll be buying all the Starfinder ones as well even though we don't play anymore. ( Need to find new group )
I've noticed some of the gaming books I've bought recently ( Kobold Guide to .....) were all printed by amazon on what I assume is by demand.
I liked the Pathfinder novels and am still reading through them. I would definitely buy more.
After reading the fiction James Jacobs wrote I'd love for him to publish some new 2E novels.
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They are doing there best. They are probably just overwhelmed.That said what you are saying about buying masks and essential supplies is just aggravating and we will leave it at that.
I hope these products are popular because I love them, however we need new sets.
The 3 base sets keep getting expansions and Starfinder is getting a base set but still no new sets on the horizon.
I’d love to see the gamut of these. Tundra,Jungle,First World,etc.
Whatever Paizo makes for these I will buy.
Do you guys buy these?