Am I playing Pathfinder?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

Grand Lodge

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Because there have been a lot of threads lately where I ask myself if I'm playing the same game* as the OP or others who might been heavily involved in the discussion.

Sometimes, it's like watching a far-off, slow-moving trainwreck where you're helpless to do anything about it and you'll just be in the way if you go over there. When its over and the mess is cleaned up, you're left thinking to yourself, "I'm glad that wasn't me!"

-Skeld

* PFS doesn't count because that is a different game.


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I'll play with you skeld, as long as they're reindeer games, but only the Rudolph ones, I'm not getting Netflix to watch The Reindeer Games.

- Captain Yesterday, captain of yesterday, Esq.


Look carefully, if there are chutes and or ladders you might not be.


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Specifics?

Though broadly speaking, no two tables are exactly alike. People are going to have their own houserules, playstyles, and dysfunctions that differ from your own.

captain yesterday wrote:


- Captain Yesterday, captain of yesterday, Esq.

I didn't know you were a lawyer. This raises so many questions.


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Create Mr. Pitt wrote:
Look carefully, if there are chutes and or ladders you might not be.

All I need is one vine, just one.

And maybe an alligator to hop across.


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Pitfall Rampage Cap'n Yesterday wrote:
Create Mr. Pitt wrote:
Look carefully, if there are chutes and or ladders you might not be.

All I need is one vine, just one.

And maybe an alligator to hop across.

Pitfall?

I think your Wayback Machine has jumped into it's own Wayback Machine.


I have no idea what you're talking about, it was working just fine this morning.


This alias doesn't make me look old.

It's okay, I'll wait for you kids to Google the name, I'll just make sure everyone stays off the lawn.


Skeld wrote:

Because there have been a lot of threads lately where I ask myself if I'm playing the same game* as the OP or others who might been heavily involved in the discussion.

Sometimes, it's like watching a far-off, slow-moving trainwreck where you're helpless to do anything about it and you'll just be in the way if you go over there. When its over and the mess is cleaned up, you're left thinking to yourself, "I'm glad that wasn't me!"

-Skeld

* PFS doesn't count because that is a different game.

That's the thing about roleplaying games.... Every group, every combo of GM and Players takes this thing... and makes it their own.

In the long view.... it's a GOOD thing.


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Breetai, Zentraedi Bad Ass wrote:

This alias doesn't make me look old.

It's okay, I'll wait for you kids to Google the name, I'll just make sure everyone stays off the lawn.

Like i'd need to google that name. I salute your creation choice however!

Grand Lodge

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Sundakan wrote:
Specifics?

Specifically, every thread where the game is completely broken, no one is having fun, some one or everyone in the group is being an a-hole, and/or the game designers are terrible.

Also, the Rules forum. All of it.

I must just be lucky and/or have an amazing group.

-Skeld

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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

That's the thing about roleplaying games.... Every group, every combo of GM and Players takes this thing... and makes it their own.

In the long view.... it's a GOOD thing.

I started playing in 1985. Me and the friends i played with had no idea how the game was played; we just got some books are rand with it. College was a bit different because i had a chance to see how other people played.

Now I have the internet to tell me everything I've been doing for over 30 years is wrong. Lol.

-Skeld


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I often get this feeling with the (dare I say it?)

Horror!:
Caster-Martial Disparity
.

I haven't ever had or even noticed a problem with it, on either side of the split.
My guess is that it's more theoretical and on paper than it's made out to be, but that's just my view of things.


Skeld wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

That's the thing about roleplaying games.... Every group, every combo of GM and Players takes this thing... and makes it their own.

In the long view.... it's a GOOD thing.

I started playing in 1985. Me and the friends i played with had no idea how the game was played; we just got some books are rand with it. College was a bit different because i had a chance to see how other people played.

Now I have the internet to tell me everything I've been doing for over 30 years is wrong. Lol.

-Skeld

It's debatable whether the Internet has done more good or harm to this hobby, much like it has to social discourse at large.


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Skeld wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

That's the thing about roleplaying games.... Every group, every combo of GM and Players takes this thing... and makes it their own.

In the long view.... it's a GOOD thing.

I started playing in 1985. Me and the friends i played with had no idea how the game was played; we just got some books are rand with it. College was a bit different because i had a chance to see how other people played.

Now I have the internet to tell me everything I've been doing for over 30 years is wrong. Lol.

-Skeld

Learning to play the new games were fun, and always a roller coaster of confusion. I recall picking up 'Powers and Perils', and when we read the rulebooks every single one of my group including me misread stat generation as 1d100 instead of 2d10. oops! That 1st game still lasted 6 months, we just rolled with it!

Skeld, you are still doing it wrong, you are having fun. ;)

Welcome to the club.


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Skeld wrote:

Specifically, every thread where the game is completely broken, no one is having fun, some one or everyone in the group is being an a-hole, and/or the game designers are terrible.

Also, the Rules forum. All of it.

I must just be lucky and/or have an amazing group.

-Skeld

People simply are more likely to raise a topic if they come across an issue than if everything is going fine. So while most games are probably running pretty fine, you get ridiculously more discussions about problems. Simple as that.


Skeld wrote:
Because there have been a lot of threads lately where I ask myself if I'm playing the same game* as the OP or others who might been heavily involved in the discussion.

Skeld I find that forums, in general, draw a lot more anal retentive, obsessive compulsive, hair splitters who NEED to be right a lot more than friendly table games actually do.

In friendly table games you can walk away from and avoid people like that. ;)

Just go with the flow and filter out the crazy stuff. There is still a ton of great info and people here.

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