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Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

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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.

No joke!


that's really what the rules forum is I think.


It's a crazy idea, but I'd have fun taking those tests!

Scarab Sages 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.

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Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber

Aaah, c'mon! Testing, 1...2...3...

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Everyone in my group loved this idea. It seems like when it comes from my mouth...


Steven T. Helt wrote:
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.

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Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber

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.

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Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber

Now that I think about this, I think Paizo would be an excellent at pulling this off but maybe someone in the field that is a little more saavy with programming and webpages should take this up.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

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.


how about everyone posts a question (much like that 100 encounters thread), no answers, and no too hard questions whose answers aren't even that clear yet (like sneak attack with scorching ray).

1. When can you take 10 on a skill check? When can you take 20?

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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

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... ;)

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