I just placed an order for Labyrinth War on Terror in Order 3741540. On the product page it looked as though it was in stock (no unavailability tag that I could see) but upon completing my order, the status field said something about the item being on back order.
So is this board game actually in stock or not? If it is actually out of stock and there is no estimation of when it will be in stock, I think I would want to just cancel the order and look elsewhere.
Having just picked up my Blue, Green, and White gargantuan dragons from PaizoCon, in addition to my White and Red Evolution sets, I'm really hoping we see gargantuan Blacks and Reds to finish the set! I didn't go to the PaizoCon preview banquet so I don't know if anything was said about the next releases and haven't seen anything stand out...
If the question is, how long does it take to start playing from the time you open the box, we will need more input from people when they get the box.
I don't know too many scenarios where people buy the box, take it home, open it, and immediately start playing. Typically the person buys it, opens, and peruses the contents in all its glory.
What a reasonable orientation period is to one person it different than another.
I imagine most people on this messageboard would be highly critical of 5E considering they mostly play Pathfinder.
5E isn't a revolutionary game, telling from the Basic Rules. I will say I'd be happy to hand this (read as 'send this') to someone new to RPGs and be confident that can make pretty good use of things quickly. Compared to say, the PF SRD. 3.5 (and in some ways 4E) and PF were bloated rule systems with too much to learn in order to play the game by the rules.
I prefer more flexible systems like Swords & Wizardry, but 5E is a degree less convoluted than 3.x/PF.
I think WotC is doing the smart thing is making a game that is still "DnD" at it's heart (as opposed to 4E, IMO) but is still a little more complicated than the barebones old school games. It doesn't need to be a revolutionary game that blows PF fans away. It needs to be a solid RPG that doesn't have as much sunk time-cost learning. It will live off the brand name to start, and maybe we'll see it grow.
This of course could go out the window with the release of the PHB/MM/DMG and the expansive of game options.
I don't know why this topic question was asked here since it's Paizo's messageboards and obviously the vast majority are going to stick with Pathfinder.
That said, if I had to choose between 5E and PF, 5E wins in an instant. I say this with a disclaimer that I only play old school rules games like Swords & Wizardry now.
I've looked over the Basic Rules and while it's not as simple or flexible as say, Swords & Wizardry, it is leaps and bounds preferable to me over PF.
I used to be a big Pathfinder fan. I've been to PaizoCon for the past 4 years and continue to go for the fun of a con, but PF is sort of a 'eh' game for me now. Eventually, the d20 system has just become too cumbersome to deal with. As a DM, it's too much work (to the point I bought HeroLab to create high level NPCs). As a player there is too much to worry about and too much concern over 'builds'. Looking at Paizo's releases since I quit, it's obvious Pathfinder has become just as bloated as 3.5 was.
5E has the same potential to become bloated. It's not a strictly OSR game. But all things considered, the Basic Rules seem like a game I can hand to a newcomer and they'll be able to jump right in, which is a nice benefit too.
This is just a general message to everyone reminding you to be respectful towards your fellow gamers this PaizoCon by remembering to shower and/or put on deodorant each morning.
Just because you can't smell it, doesn't mean others can't. Yes, you want to get to the registration line early; but we are all going to be sitting close together at gaming tables in the hot summer with the body heat of so many people not helping the matter.
In past years I have encountered folks with poor hygiene choices the first day or two of PaizoCon and just want to get the word out about being mindful of those around you.
Happy gaming everyone!
D'oh! Good to know! That is a huge relief actually. I'll just have to make sure it's known I'm not staying the night in case games run late.
Vic Wertz wrote:
And should the hotel lot fill up, there's no shortage of paid parking nearby. The area is riddled with pay lots, given the proximity to the airport.
Thanks Vic and Sara, I guess I'll be trying to park in the hotel lot. As long as they are willing to let me park there as a non-guest. Well, not a "sleeping over" guest.
So I'm not going to be staying at the hotel as I don't live very far away from the area.
Problem is, I'm not sure where I can park. I would assume I could park at the hotel but I may have to pay for it. I would hope they would let you pay to park there if you are attending an event, though you aren't staying there.
Does anyone have any insight on this?
To each their own. No one is saying you would be wrong, and no one is making you play ST, unless of course, it's your GM. :P
Even if I'm burning through characters, I typically give them one or two defining personality traits. IF he manages to survive through my own cunning, skill, etc. there will be opportunities for character development.
If I wanted to flesh out a level 1 character (I guess level doesn't matter but whatever) to the nth degree of depth, perhaps they are better off as an NPC in a campaign I would run. If not, I'm better off writing fiction then playing an RPG.
I always preferred to let the personality develop over the course of the game.
Eugene Nelson wrote:
Sounds like you are used to relatively easy PFS scenarios and have 'modern' expectations. ST definitely is NOT in the same vein.
I want to play a game where my character is screwed so bad from the start. It makes things a challenge.
Krome, you shouldn't make this a generational issue.
And presumably your friends used said copies? Or they made copies of your copies? This is the same thing. Only you are avoiding blame because you are not from the 'digital generation'. How is what you did different from someone who buys the PDf and makes copies of that file?
That's wonderful. I'm going to go ahead and guess you are from a much older generation than I. Last time I checked tuition now a days is atrocious. Today's college students and graduates are debt slaves in an economy with low opportunities raised by a generation that told us you have to go to college to get a good job.
I don't know what generation you are from, I sure hope it isn't the entitled baby-boomer generation that had the WORLD on a silver platter and managed to screw things up for the rest of us.
In the end, it doens't matter how old you are or what generation you are from. Digital piracy is done by all types of folks. Don't try to insinuate this is a 'entitled digital generation' issue.
Please cancel my Pathfinder RPG line subscription. I'm not very interested in the NPC Codex. I'm keeping my other subscriptions for now.
EDIT: I hope I was clear enough, but this means I'm getting Ultimate Equipment, which has already shipped anyway I think, right? I'd hate to think I canceled too soon.
I'm running a campaign in which our barbarian is working towards getting the rage power Spell Sunder. He has taken other feats and such things to accomodate the rage power but i'm having a hard time accepting how this ability works, at the flavor level anyway.
I simply cannot understand how a barbarian is able to dispell magic simply because he is angry and 'sunders' the spell.
What does that even mean? Is he punching/grabbingyelling at the 'spell' on the creature? How does he sunder a Bull's Strength? From a physical stand-point I don't know what he is targeting or how that happens in-game. I also don't understand why he is able to do this because "I R TEH ANGREH".
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Yeah, I'm hoping for some word on things. It's been a little while. Haven't received my paypal invoice for shipping and extra purchases yet, but I imagine those will be along in a few days.
Still looking forward to the S&W kickstarter too...
I highly recommend City of Strangers, the Kaer Maga book. Definitely a neat and unique city setting in Golarion. Magnimar City of Monuments is pretty good too.
I've found any books dealing with Varisia are a great start.
Dungeons of Golarion provides a good bit of information on cool dungeonscapes for your campaign, too.
Those are the Campaign setting books I've found to be my favored but really any of the CS regional books can be great depending on the tone of your campaign.
EDIT: PS. Guide to the River Kingdoms is great for some variety! ONe of the first CS books I bought for Golarion.
Oh right. Guess I forgot about that. Wasn't a really big shocker for me I guess.
What Big Reveal is that?
Something from Distant Worlds?
I'm going to second the notion there seemed to be a lot of higher level NPCs inhabiting the city. Though it may be because I've been in a E6 gritty mindset lately.
The ISWG does say there are only a few NPCs higher than level 10 or so per nation, so I guess it's not completely out of whack but seems like a lot. Between the major cities in Varisia and the NPCs within, one would think there is no need for adventurers.
But then, I'm also not a fan of the Pathfinder Society in-universe. Unionized adventurers strikes me as...weird. Why go on adventures? There is always a group of Pathfinders roaming around to take care of that.
Hey Chuck, just a quick shout out. I am a big fan of your layout style. The black and white paper coupled with your heading fonts is very evocative of gritty adventure and it really works for the kind of content FGG puts out.
Sure I love Paizo's very colorful PF work too, but Paizo material has a different 'tone' from FGG material at times.
Keep it up!
I have a Pathfinder Battles RotRL case bundle (and Rune Gaint) pre-ordered and I want to make sure of my payment method. I could not see on the order page information regarding payment method, just shippping information.
I want to make sure I don't have it going to a certain credit card.
Erik Freund wrote:
I'm running it now and this is what I did. As they traveled the Ashen Waste, I rolled perecentile for visibility based on weather. And then if they were within a few miles of a land mark and rolled a decent perception, I would say "You see something breaking the horizon off in the distance."
My players hired the rangers and were led to the reclaimers as a 'safe spot'. My one player has a barbarian, so I threw in a hook that during an NPC conversation he heard of the barbarian hero Tark, who was buried in the Wastes. That gave him a personal reason to go searching for it in the waste. Seeing the objects on the horizon gave them a general incentive to explore, they just finished Argos' tomb yesterday.
I plan on having the Tar Dragon attack near ANY entrance to the city. For my campaign, he is serving as the chokepoint obstacle to be surpassed. A real 'boss', as I think he is intended to be.
Well, I broke down and upped mine from a 100 to 250 - not exactly sure what that gets me anymore (how the sub thing works is still a mystery) but I'm sure it will be good.
$250 Pledge - PDF of "Bill's 100 Lines", wallpaper artwork of Rappan Athuk Cover Art, special tribute illustration, Name in Book, Player's Guide w/ PDF, Printer pre-generated characters with PDF, Orcus Button, PDF of Rappan Athuk (Both versions), Signed & Numbered Hardcover of Rappan Athuk, Book of Maps, Softcover of "Cyclopean Deeps" bonus modules 1 & 2 with PDFs, The Windfall PDF, Froggie T-shirt, Miniature, Bonus 7B Module, Battle Mat, GM Screen, D20 Digital Mapset and Hero Lab Data files, softcover copy of the Bestiary, 1 set of custom dice, and poster of the cross section.
Just finished my first session of GMing Slumbering Tsar. A staggering 8 hours of gameplay.
Party explored the Camp a bit, dealt with the Bender Brothers, the hangman, got the diplomat from Bard's Gate to run the boarding house in their absence, found the remains of the lost caravan, killed the fiendish pyrohydra, and are plotting on assassinating the Usurer. Unfortunately for them they don't know nearly as much as they think they do about him....
Suffice to say, a lot of fun for everyone so far!
Yeah I read about C-3, and C-1 helps get to certain areas (I assume a gradual decline). But there are others with what is supposed to be a straight drop several hundred feet...
Question for Greg: I'm about to start running ST in 3 hours. I don't think they will get there, but how are the characters expected to traverse the Chaos Rift?
I know there is a certain spot for going to the bottom, but all the other varying depths are a hard distance to reach on the 'y-axis'.
Am i missing something?
Vic Wertz wrote:
Understandable I guess. Unfortunately I can't drink the kool-aid this time. All my major RPG budget for a long time has gone to the Rappan Athuk kickstarter, my purchase of Slumbering Tsar, and my regular Paizo subscriptions. Not to mention I'll already have all the material in this book from my regular edition...
Hope this is profitable though, would like to see stuff like this in the future when possible.