When Paizo first annouced Starfinder a few years back, I became very excited. I love Science Fiction and I love Fantasy, so having both melded together made me scream like a little girl. I had been following the different spoilers that Paizo was slowly releasing on Starfinder over the months and getting myself very pumped up for its release.
I’ve been playing Pathfinder ever since it was released back in 2009 by Paizo Publishing. By the time I had got my hands on the Core Rulebook, I had been an avid 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons player, which is the rule system that Pathfinder is based off (thanks to Wizards of the Coast’s Open Gaming License). Over these past years, Paizo has released numerous books on its popular setting. Each book offers its own unique spin on the world of Golarion, which Pathfinder is set in.
In a lot of campaigns both published and homebrewed, there comes a time in adventures that is free time to the players, perfect examples would be for D&D and Pathfinder. This is a time that players can get a look at your world and see the diverse cultures, people, and even events. It is commonly referred to as downtime. Downtime is a great tool to use for both the DM/GM and players. DM/GM’s can use this time to both show off the people of his created cities, the way the people see the players can be seen now as well. If they have just completed a long adventure that may have changed the need for guard’s presence is certain districts, or there is hallowed ground once again after extinguishing a curse that had been laid upon the land. It is also an effective way to foreshadow the next threat that is rising or can be used as a time for you to get the next story arc ready as your players start other activities not related to dungeon crawling or adventuring.
I love role-playing. There’s something about traveling to fantastical worlds and meeting equally fantastic people and creatures that is very appealing! Boggsimus recently asked me what my top 5 favorite […]
Are you looking for ways to enhance your tabletop gaming experience? Well, I have scoured the web looking for five resources that will extend your gaming beyond the boundaries of your table! I hope you find these resources as helpful as I have!
There’s an array of different roleplaying games out there to choose from, especially since tabletop gaming is “in” right now. I will say, it is a good time to be a nerd! Because these games are getting in the spotlight more and more, we are starting to see diverse communities spring up around them.
So I pose this question to you: What is your favorite class in a roleplaying game?
How do you go about creating a character?
I start with the question: “how do I fit in this world I am about to play in?”
Initially, I place myself inside a blob of creativity and start fleshing out my background: “how was my character raised? what made my character so attracted to becoming a certain class?” Then I move on to what could have happened to them and how it dictates the future play style of my character.
Okay, so we’ve established that steampunk is something close to my heart. In addition to loving steampunk, I am a HUGE fan of Marvel’s Thor, which stemmed from my fondness of Norse mythology. Rhune takes steampunk and fuses it with Norse mythological flavoring, creating a new genre: Stormpunk. That’s right when you enter the realms of Rhune, you are playing in a setting of dwarves, aelves, giants, mechanical monstrosities, and gods!
Gaming with strangers can be a scary thing. When I had the need to play Dungeons and dragons, and none of my friends were available, I made a bold move and gone into a local shop to try and find a group.
Golems are iconic creatures in fantasy settings. They are often created as protectors that accompany magi on their journeys. There are some that want a formidable foe for their opponents […]
In my many years of playing roleplaying games, there have been recurring problems that have arose from players. I have found myself stressing the importance of what not to do in order to enhance what to do. And I think the approach of teaching people things based on personal experience is really helping to increase the enjoyment that people take away from gaming.
I was led to Hero Forge by encountering one of their posts while scrolling through my Facebook wall. I was intrigued by the fact that you could create a miniature from scratch using their editor!
“What do you as a DM/GM like to see out of your party? And if you were going to have someone join the group mid-adventure, what would you do about the level gap?”
“What do you do with a player(s) that max out their charisma based states and charm/diplomacy through everything you throw at them?” An excellent question with a very easy answer! […]
All journeys must begin with taking first steps. I remember its inception clearly: I was sitting on the couch watching television after a long day at work. After awhile, the existential dread began to set in. I began to wonder what I was doing with my life. When people constantly would tell me, “why are you working here? You need to be doing art, design, music, writing, etc…”