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Pathfinder RPG Goodies: Venture Captain

As a confessed Pathfinderite (I don’t see that moniker catching on!) I am always on the lookout for new tools, ideas and goodies for my favorite fantasy RPG. Today while casually reading the tweet feed I discovered Venture Captain . It’s a site containing online tools for the Pathfinder RPG . The banner tells you right away it’s a beta version of the site…

A Whole New World – Characteristics of Golarion

Yesterday I announced the beginning of my article series on Golarion, the default campaign setting for Pathfinder. I promised that today I would look into the characteristics of Golarion as a setting and I am here to fulfill that promise. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it. High Magic The first thing to know about Golarion is that it, for the most…

A Whole New World – The Introduction

About a year and a half ago, my home group decided to make the switch from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder. Upon buying the Core Rules book, I began seeing references to Golarion, the default setting for Pathfinder. Honestly, I ignored them. Our group was playing a Forgotten Realms game and I had little issue adapting the FR campaign setting to the Pathfinder rules. As time went on, however, I…

This Week’s Bit of Kingmaker Fun

This week is pretty calm. We did a bunch of kingdom building and now we finally have something that can pass as an economy. The peasants, of course, were complaining. “The nobles are running off and adventuring too much and leave the town undefended.” OK, fine. “Why aren’t they doing anything about the trolls?” There’s

The pros of Cons!

Last weekend I attended a convention. This was not a gaming convention per se; we haven’t had that down in Puerto Rico to the best of my knowledge. I remember hearing about a gaming convention being held at the Universidad de Puerto Rico around 1990 or 1991. Back then I had just started going out with my first girlfriend and let’s be realistic, hormones trumps gaming. If anybody from …

What a Mind Job – Book Review of Psionics Unleashed

As you might know by now, I really started my gaming career after the release of D&D 3.0. I was passing familiar with the previous editions, but 3rd Ed was what I cut my teeth on. When the Psionics Handbook came out for that edition, I was thrilled. It looked awesome and, of course, it was more than a bit broken if you picked the right combinations…

The Heart of the Matter – Winds of Change Session 9

Go here, get the audio. Seriously. You want to hear this one. I said it in my last update on this campaign , but it bears repeating: this is the best gaming session that I have ever GMed. It is also quite possibly the best session that I have ever been involved in, period. This session started with things falling apart …

What about Advanced Feats: The Inquisitor’s Edge? A review…

All good things must come to an end! Such is the case with the Advanced Feats PDFs, a great series of supplements for the classes introduced in the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Handbook . All written by Sigfried Trent , each has thirty new feats useful to the class covered in the specific installment, but, with very few exceptions, often useful to other classes. …

Cultist Hunting – Winds of Change Session 8

At the end of this hypertext link, you will find the audio to the session in question . Every time I look back on one of these sessions, I feel like saying “and here’s where things really take off.” It’s a bit of an odd feeling considering that I really like the way the campaign is developing. I guess I’m …

Spring is here… Can’t you smell the kobold? The Kobold Quarterly that is!

After such a long and convoluted title, I guess you know it’s time to look at the new issue of Kobold Quarterly, in this case issued 17, the spring issue. Both Michael and I have previously blogged about Kobold Quarterly ( here and here for two instances) and if you are a regular reader you know we both are fans of Open Design products. …

Help a friend…

A friend, fellow member of Puerto Rico Role Players and all around swell guy Rallaster, has been working on new base classes for the Pathfinder RPG. I’ve been looking over his creations, the Mystic Knight and the Shadow Knight , both in beta versions in his blog . He’s looking for constructive criticism on these classes, so if you like the Pathfinder…

Kingmaker Notes: Our dice hated us.

Another session of our Kingmaker Campaign is done and amazingly enough we haven’t had a single PC death. But our dice were really trying hard to kill somebody. In just about every encounter, a string of bad die rolls left the party in the lurch and with at least one member near death. In one

Review – Paizo’s Inner Sea Poster Map Folio

The  Inner Sea Poster Map Folio is the culmination of several years of Paizo’s development of their Golarion setting. Let me start out by saying [i]I love maps.[/b] I have very fond memories of the maps from the original  Forgotten Realms Campaign Set and still pull them out from time to time to look at. I also am a sucker for the …

Scratching That Itch – Winds of Change Session 7

WARNING: This session features a particularly raunchy joke within the first 5 minutes of the recording. It’s not just NSFW content, it’s kind of Not Safe for Life. That said, here’s the link to that audio ! =) In this session, the party ventured back into Freeport to begin their search for the Cultists of Haagenti that had cursed the Hall of …

What about Northlands? A review…

Northlands is a new supplement for the Pathfinder RPG published by Open Design games. It is setting book for their Midgard campaign setting. It’s a 112 page book, including a gorgeous color map of the Northlands and the Open Gaming License in the last two pages. The book is available in print for $19.95 (which includes a PDF copy of the book) and in…

Kingmaker: Moral Choices or Being Good Isn’t So Easy

We had another session of our Kingmaker game last Friday. Normally, I throw up the funniest parts of the session but this time there was a really good bit roleplaying. Out little kingdom, Ruskov, is basically Good aligned. Our fearless leader is a fighter/cleric and he’s doing a great job of playing the protector and

Folk Lore: Remedies and Healing

Many RPG campaigns take place in medieval-like settings and, as a result, it’s pretty easy to spice things up with a few folk remedies.  And where better to turn for these remedies than history itself? Whether these remedies actually work or whether they are just quackery, of course, will depend on your campaign.  As an example, in my Europa campaign…

I make games – Pathfinder expansions, a whole undead world, board games about cats and fire – check it out!

I don’t just write about games, and have a number of talented Editors and Authors who also write about games, but I create them as well. At this very moment I have 40 PDFs available at DriveThruRPG – many of the costing you absolutely nothing, that is… FREE ! Those that aren’t free range in price between $0.50 and $1.99. You can find…

Ask the readers: Does not play well with others…

Over in the  Paizo Blog I’ve been reading with some interest their proposed changes to the  Pathfinder Society Organized Play program. I have never participated on such programs. When I began role playing I was intrigued by the  RPGA , joined and got their  Polyhedron Magazine . I still have the laminated card and the pin somewhere, but besides reading the magazine I never…

Quick Review: Pathways #2 – a free Pathfinder ‘zine with tons of good stuff

So you’re looking for some new creatures, a template or two to apply to your existing monsters, maybe some new religions and subdomains?  Interview with Pathfinder folks or reviews of a number of products?  But you don’t want to pay for this, right?  Well you’re in luck, because Rite Publishing’s Pathways Zine is here , and it’…