Category Archives: Pathfinder

An open source game derived from Dungeons & Dragons 3.5.

Thoughts about Pathfinder

I’m playing Pathfinder again, this time with my wife. There’s a local DM and a table-top group, which is always fun. Pathfinder has got a ton of adventures available, but I don’t think I would ever want to DM it … Continue reading

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11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

Just found this blog about being a better roleplayer. It is old (June 20, 2013), but really rings true for me. Check it out. 11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

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Dungeonmastering Again

So I’m running my own campaign again (the Navah campaign) and loving it. But I’m a different referee than I used to be. Back in 2012, I talked about some of the checks I had to put on my ego … Continue reading

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Dyson’s Refrigerator Dice

Dyson made some simple and attractive refrigerator magnets out of dice. Check it out!

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The Black Destroyer (The Coeurl)

The Displacer Beast is a copyrighted property of Wizards of the Coast, but its inspiration, the Coeurl, is not. A.E. Van Vogt wrote about the Coeurl back in “The Black Destroyer” (1939). The Coeurl were intelligent, with two tentacles coming … Continue reading

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Five Destructive Myths

Oren Ashkenai recently decried “The Five Destructive Myths Perpetuated by Roleplaying Games.” He complains about the ways that some people play, but paints with too broad a brush, because obviously he tries not to play that way, and others do … Continue reading

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Alignment Descriptions in the Pathfinder D20PFSRD

I have been spending a lot of time reading about alignments. One of the places I looked was http://www.d20pfsrd.com/alignment-description/additional-rules. The top section isn’t very specific, and not very useful. It then mentions the Baby Orc problem, but doesn’t add a … Continue reading

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Glorion from Journeyquest

Since I’m talking about paladins and alignment, I should mention Glorion. Fantastic character! My favorite bit is Roderick the Gargoyle though (starts at 8:27).

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Good is not Stupid: The Orc Baby Dilemma

Spoony calls this the “Prisoner Dilemma,” the idea that the adventurers encounter an orc village, kill the warriors, and then are left with the problem of whether or not to kill orc women, children, and babies. The orcs fail their … Continue reading

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Good is not Stupid: On Killing Captives in RPGs

Our party fought three witches and their zombie servants. The witches had a very large pot in which were boiling pieces of dead elf. During the fight, the witches (1) put one of the human party members to sleep and … Continue reading

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