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Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


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I had a nice report that I wanted to share with the 2e team. My teenaged son has been playing Pathfinder for several years in a game I run. Twice in the past he has tried to run games for his teenage friends (Pathfinder and Starfinder) but they were unsuccessful - the rules were too complex for the group and they grew bored. He was reluctant to try it again.

One of his friends mentioned giving it another try. My son was reluctant at first but decided to give 2e a try.

The result? They played their first game this Saturday for three hours. They were so excited they played again on Sunday for another six. Their next game is set for this Friday.

My son credits the new rules for getting it to stick. (I also think he increased experience as GM was a factor).

Grand Lodge

Great story! Thanks for sharing!
Yes, this edition is much more "GM friendly". It is so easy to create encounters, and even adjust based on the party.
I ran a game for my niece, nephews, and my sister, and we all had a blast!!


That's super awesome to hear! I look forward to someday sharing this same hobby with my own children!

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Yay! That was awesome to read, huzzah to your son ^w^


Aristophanes wrote:

Great story! Thanks for sharing!

Yes, this edition is much more "GM friendly". It is so easy to create encounters, and even adjust based on the party.
I ran a game for my niece, nephews, and my sister, and we all had a blast!!

Yes, and more "player friendly" too I might add!


That’s cool, about 8 years ago I got a niece interested in playing RPG’s. Her game of choice was pathfinder 1st ed. I will have to give her a jingle to see if she and the group she GM’s converted over.


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Update: I went into his room yesterday and he was hunched over his desk writing on sheets of lined paper. He was eager to tell me about the "rock giant" that he designed to throw at his friends during the adventure he's running tonight.

We talked about his monster design ideas including giving the monster some cinematic weaknesses. I'll be curious to see if he can intuit hs way to a decent game balance (or whether he will be forced to do a little behind the screen fudging).

BTW, tonight includes 2 new players to the group, so he now has a party of 5.

Silver Crusade

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Nice!

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