If I told you I was excited about the new Bestiary 6 for the Pathfinder RPG, I’d be lying. I’m a player, a fairly casual player even. I really only care about the monster in front of my party: give me a sword and let me stab something. Actually, I’m more likely to use a ranged attack and snipe at it from behind a bush or something, but that’s completely off topic right now. My point is that I generally attempt to avoid GMing whatever game I’m playing. It’s just not my passion. So when I saw that Bestiary 6 was being released, I was fairly disinterested as I read the preview description. Then I saw two little words: Four Horsemen. Wait, what? Like, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Horsemen? Yes...Read More
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This is a 100% spoiler free review. I won’t be touching on the plot at all, so that players can fully enjoy the experience when they play.
In 2012, Paizo Publishing released Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition. At the time, they said that a hardcover Adventure Path collection was a one time thing: an anniversary celebration of both Pathfinder, and the first Adventure Path release.
Well, it’s 5 years later and Paizo’s second Adventure Path, Curse of the Crimson Throne, has also made it’s way into a hardcover collection. This version has been revised and expanded to create a fuller playing experience, reorganizing sections and updating some of the NPCs with newer character classes and abilities.
This beautiful hardcover edition is split into eight sections...Read More
Most people reading this are probably already familiar with Pathfinder or at least role playing games in general but, for those who are not, Pathfinder is what I call a Big Box, Big World, or simply Big RPG. This type of game requires anything more than two rule books to play past a basic game, one for the Game Master and one for the player(s). More complex games require more books, such as adventure modules or specific monster manuals. These books themselves are often a serious obstacle to playing the game. The books can be expensive and take up a fair bit of space to store and transport. Paizo, the makers of Pathfinder, have addressed both of these issues with the release of their new Pocket Editions...Read More
What follows is by no mean a complete or comprehensive review every offering available on Free RPG Day. It is more my semi-coherent ramblings as I pickup my spoils for more-or-less the first time. I think I shall open, and close, the following musing with quotes from James Edward Raggi IV, of Lamentations of the Flame Princess, taken from his 2016 Free RPG Day offering.
Lamentations of the Flame Princess (www.lotfp.com) is not your typical tabletop game company. That much becomes quickly apparent as the above quote continues into a diatribe against the gaming establishment, and even Free RPG Day itself. Instead of offering “crippleware”, in the form of a disposable one-shot, LotFP has given to the world a sourcebook of monsters, easily adapted to multiple systems beyond their own...Read More