I would very much like to see an Pathfinder Core Rules Testing Center here. I would like to come online and take a test to see just how well I understand the rules. Can this be done??? In the very least I would like printable sheets for the tests. Variations of the test would also be apprecaited.
I would also buy such a product that taught the ins and outs of the rules with tests at the end.
|Steven T. Helt RPG Superstar 2013|
If the Pathfinder Society got larger, maybe they'd need to vouch for GMs with a test, but I don't see it in the cards unless they have big expansion plans. Plus, the 3.5 testing was an open book joke.
I wouldn't mind open an book test if it is timed. If a GM needs to glance into a book once in a while, that's fine, but being able to look up what's needed quickly and get back to the game is an important skill.
Hmm, this is not a test for GMs or official conventions. This is a test to see if you know the game! I don't give a crap if a GM is worthy at a convention. I just want to know where I stand in understanding the game. The idea of the test is to have fun and learn where you are weak and what the designers emphasize what you should know.
Do you know how to play the Game?
Take this test and see where you stand.
Go online and see what the Database says about your rank.
This is not a requirement kind of thing. It is an incentive to learn the rules.
Somewhat unrelated, but I've found the SORD Pathfinder edition extremely helpful in my GMing and rule-learning. It is not available in PDF from Paizo's site (unfortunately), but RPG Now has it at http://tinyurl.com/5reaplu.
If you wanted to develop your own tests, you could create a Moodle (www.moodle.org) site (open source Learning Management System) and make quizzes using the information in the SORD.
Actually, I create eLearning courses for a living and have been toying with the idea of creating a course for Pathfinder/RPGs in general. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of free time to do it.
Although, if someone would commission me to do it, I could make the time... ;)