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Aerith Bobman wrote:
Hey internet people! I'm sure I can find this on my own, but don't really know where to look. If I buy something from paizo can I re-download it to multiple computers? I am probably not going to be on this one for long and I don't want to buy anything if i'm just going to lose it when I change computers later. Also let me know if there is a better place to ask questions than the welcome thread. Once again I don't really know where else to be looking.

One way that I would recommend, and one that I personally use, is to make a folder on something like Google Drive or Dropbox to keep all of your Paizo PDFs in. Then, no matter where you might go, your books are at your immediate disposal. Phone, iPad, home computer, web browser, all are a means of getting to your books with the right app installed.

Via my iPad, my Paizo PDFs are with me at every gaming table I play or run at. I cannot tell you how amazingly helpful this type of feature is. I still own a ton of hardback books, but my PDFs are my go to resource for Pathfinder.


Thanks! I've played a few Pathfinder campaigns with college friends and I always enjoyed it. I'm really excited to own it myself and I can't wait to start reading and creating.


Welcome Syd! If you want to find others in your area, the interface at the event finder http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/events is a bit clunky but there might be other players in you area.

Welcome ScarlettFever! It's a thrill to open a new book (PDF) and start imagining, isn't it?


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Welcome to everybody!
For those of you new to Pathfinder, here are 4 great, completely free sites.
Paizo PRD: has basically all of the hardcovers, and is really easy to navigate.
d20PFSRD: has a lot of hardcovers, some other stuff, and some content from non-paizo publishers.
Archives of Nethys: has a ton of stuff, but is kind of annoying to navigate.
Pathfinder Wiki: does not actually have rules, but is a huge collection of the lore of the pathfinder campaign setting.


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xebeche wrote:
Welcome, friends! Don't hesitate to attend one of your regular Pathfinder Society Organized Play events. Even if it takes a few days to download your books =P We love new players and have a lot of resources to get you started, regardless of knowledge and experience. A lot of us use Warhorn to organize, too.

Why can I download the pdf for the paizo catalog but not my paid for pdf files. I think there priorities are messed up.

Liberty's Edge

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Digital Coma wrote:
Why can I download the pdf for the paizo catalog but not my paid for pdf files. I think there priorities are messed up.

Different systems. Similarly, anything on the free downloads page should be easily accessible right now.

Grand Lodge

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A week ago, it didn't take any more time to download a paid-for PDF than a free PDF. So the priorities were perfectly aligned.


To do my part in welcoming the new players, I'm looking for a few brand-new-to-Pathfinder players who want to play through the Black Fang adventure in the Beginner Box. Even better if you've never played a table top RPG before. The link is here. I'll help you through character creation and everything like that if needed; no experience is needed, only interest.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I decided to do the same. Any new members of the community are welcome to drop by this thread and register interest. I will run a simple short adventure for newcomers.


Hello all! I hate to be that guy but Liz, your link to Archives of Nethys is broken, it should probably be .com instead of .org.


I should have made more clear that my invitation above is for those who want to learn the Beginner Box rules to start with, not the full rules in the Core Rulebook.


Hello and good evening from Scotland!

A humble bundle initiate here, really excited about Pathfinder and what looks to be a great bundle! Also seems to have brought a lot of new customers so congratulations Paizo!

I realise that the servers are completely over loaded at the moment, so being completely new to Pathfinder I have downloaded the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box and am waiting to download the Core Rulebook.

Other than these two items do you suggest downloading anything else. Happy to wait out the surge.

Many thanks!

Liberty's Edge

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I would recommend the Player Character Folio, for character sheets, and the Strategy Guide, which helps with character building.


I would suggest the Inner Sea World Guide or one of the Bestiaries as good early reading. They help you get your mind in the world, rather than just on rules.


Cheers Samy.

GM Redelia wrote:
I would suggest the Inner Sea World Guide or one of the Bestiaries as good early reading. They help you get your mind in the world, rather than just on rules.

That great Redelia, thanks for that.

Shadow Lodge

For everyone new to the system and still struggling with the downloads, remember, everything in the Core Rulebook can be found in the online SRD. So while you are waiting for your copy to become available, go ahead and check out the stuff available online!

Pathfinder Online SRD


Thanks for the great welcome. I am excited to join such a great gaming community. Still no luck with the downloads, but its completely understandable with the amazing response from the bundle.


Awesome to see that people are running PbP stuff for new people, I would do so as well but am already running two campaigns. I can however offer to be an experienced player in a game if DMs want one to help new people.

I am excited to see what the influx of new people brings.


Hello from Canada to all the new people jumping on. If you have any problems I can guarantee there are people here to help. I've been skulking around for awhile now and this place has been absolutely a cornucopia of good ideas, fun discussions, and great advice. And when all else fails Blame Cosmo!


Another hello from Canada! I'm new to the forum and relatively new to Pathfinder. I'm gearing up to GM for the first time, so figured I'd join and get some advice.


Pupi wrote:
Another hello from Canada! I'm new to the forum and relatively new to Pathfinder. I'm gearing up to GM for the first time, so figured I'd join and get some advice.

A good piece of advice for new GMs is "Keep It Simple" so just only allow the Core Rule Book, this will stop power players and keep the content light which makes things easier to handle. I'd also recommend using pre-made modules and adventure paths for your first go as they give you a predefined environment with it's inhabitants and notes on rules to look up. You can modify the adventure to better fit your vision of it if you desire.


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Hello from California. New to this. I'm glad i found this awesome store for the best map, and tiles sets I've ever seen. I'm currently working on a Digimon RPG for me and my friends where i will be a the Game Master and using these maps and tiles sets to set the scene for each session has me really excited to see my friends enjoy the game.


I have the most ridiculous question ever, that isn't really to do with the game, but in my downloads for all the rulebooks and guides it has several options: One File per Chapter, One File per Chapter-Lite, Single File, and Single File-Lite. I just download one, right? Probably the Single File?

I'm really looking forward to playing! I know a few people who play games like this but I've never played myself so hopefully I can get the hang of it!


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niamariae wrote:

I have the most ridiculous question ever, that isn't really to do with the game, but in my downloads for all the rulebooks and guides it has several options: One File per Chapter, One File per Chapter-Lite, Single File, and Single File-Lite. I just download one, right? Probably the Single File?

I'm really looking forward to playing! I know a few people who play games like this but I've never played myself so hopefully I can get the hang of it!

Single file is the whole book in one PDF, Single File lite is designed for using on old tablets or another platform that wouldn't like dealing with the bigger files. Per chapter is each chapter in a separate file which makes things easier if you are using something with limited storage and you only need certain chapters on that device.

If you have any questions use the search feature or open up a new thread, I am sure there will be people that are able to answer any of your questions.


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@niamariae: Whichever one you like, I suppose. XD Pathfinder tends to look really complicated at first, but once you actually PLAY it a little, things start to fall into place. (Personally, I recommend having a short, one-shot adventure for your first game or two where everyone can play around and figure things out. Once you all feel that you know the rules, you can go for a longer adventure. ^^)


Greetings all.

I'm wondering if anyone can help point me to the place where I can find online games to join. Not many Players in my geographic location, so an online game is what I seek.

Also a bit of help with how the site works would be appreciated.


yutasi wrote:

Greetings all.

I'm wondering if anyone can help point me to the place where I can find online games to join. Not many Players in my geographic location, so an online game is what I seek.

Also a bit of help with how the site works would be appreciated.

recruitment area on this website.

also look at rolld20.


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GM Rednal wrote:
What she said was that SHE didn't have the control to do it. XD It's possible that's on a higher administrative level or something.

Fixed it for you.

Grand Lodge

Chemlak wrote:

Yes. Once you buy a downloadable product here, you can download it as many times as you like, onto whatever devices you feel like.

I typically download to my iPad, my desktop, and my laptop. Just bought a new desktop, too, so starting to get my downloads on that.

As for where to post this sort of question... Pick a subforum, and create a new thread. Considering the nature of this particular question, here or Website Feedback are good bets, but take a few minutes to read through the FAQ (linked at the top right of every page on the site).

And finally, a huge welcome to all new people!

They come for the games...

They stay for the community... and the games.

What i did was get a 16GB thumbdrive and keep all the books and reference material on there.

Grand Lodge

inxpitter wrote:

Greetings all.

I'm wondering if anyone can help point me to the place where I can find online games to join. Not many Players in my geographic location, so an online game is what I seek.

Also a bit of help with how the site works would be appreciated.

another place to look is meetup.com

You can find various topics in a wide range of activities there.
I managed to use that site to locate several pathfinder games as well as organize my own.


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Browman wrote:
yutasi wrote:

Greetings all.

I'm wondering if anyone can help point me to the place where I can find online games to join. Not many Players in my geographic location, so an online game is what I seek.

Also a bit of help with how the site works would be appreciated.

recruitment area on this website.

also look at rolld20.

The recruitment forum he's listed is primarily for Play by Post (PbP) games. It's an excellent format, but it definitely has some differences compared to normal play that make it not everyone's cup of tea. (For one, it's much slower than normal play, and the amount of writing throws some.) I do suggest checking it out, though.

Another place to look is the Gamer Connection section of the boards, which is designed to get people together for in-person or virtual tabletop games on platforms like Roll20.


"Rennaivx wrote:

Another place to look is the Gamer Connection section of the boards, which is designed to get people together for in-person or virtual tabletop games on platforms like Roll20.

I have been playing pathfinder for years, and I did not know this until now. Sincerely, thank you.

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Cole Deschain wrote:
RedCastoff wrote:
I was wondering if it would be possible to run a game with only magic based characters (such as Magus, Alchemist, Sorcerer, etc.) in a pseudo Hogwarts situation. Do the rules support that?
Sure.

RedCastoff, if you pose that question in the Advice forum, I bet you'll get a lot of helpful info.


Here are links to Sub-forums that you'll likely find useful.

Advice
Rules Questions

for those starting with the Beginner Box
Beginner Box

And a link to the PRD

Pathfinder Reference Document


::whisper voice:: Hey, new folks, for all future reference and needs when apologizing for your future bads deeds (via th apologize to Chris Lambertz for All Your Missdeeds thread, very cathartic as it where), Chris Lambertz is of the female persuasion. Don't worry, our local lady of the interwebz is forgiving in the extreme. :)


I just want to say thank you for making Pathfinder available at such a great price. I'm sure it's been a ton of work for Paizo's staff, but know that the soon-to-be 50k new community members are grateful.


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Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm not new to Pathfinder, exactly. I've had experience with D&D 3.5 (about four sessions), and I've played the Pathfinder Adventure card game, as well as having the core rulebook for a few years.

I don't really know anyone to play with, except my girlfriend and one other friend - which hardly seems like a big enough group!

This week I saw the humble bundle, and snatched it! This same week, my local boardgame café announced they're starting Pathfinder adventures for noobs every Sunday. I think the universe is telling me it's finally time to get involved in some good old fashioned RPGs! :-D


Indeed. XD And, of course, you're more than welcome to come on over to the Online Campaigns part of the forum and try some play-by-post as well. There are always a few games looking to start, so you won't be lacking in choices.


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Hey everyone! Thanks for being so awesome. I sat in on an Star Wars D&D game my old friend was running and really liked it. Now thanks to Humble Bundle and Paizo, I'll be running a Pathfinder game with my siblings and some friends. I love the fantasy setting but there's always something missing from the video games. I don't know exactly what it is but I'm hoping to find it here! Can't wait for summer break!

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