The pathfinder rpg

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The pathfinder rpg

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I've been trying to talk my gaming group into this for a while. Has anyone played it? I'm interested to hear how it works in practice.
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Re: The pathfinder rpg

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I've played it. I own it. It plays much like D&D 3.5, but with some extra streamlining, some new toys, and it does feel a bit more powerful for the PCs. Our party did wind up at a level I'm not terribly used to, so that might color my perceptions, but we did seem to be overall more deadly than 3.5 characters might have been. Still, it was a lot of fun, and it's the system I'll be running in the future, along with most of the people I play with in the area.

I've got some issues with it - while combat maneuvers were cleared up, they wound up being a little difficult to pull off unless you're a really dedicated focus. My recommendation would be reducing the CMD calculation by a certain amount to make them more appealing options. I'll be houseruling skills a bit, too, but I was doing that in 3.5 anyway.

All in all, I recommend it. The ruleset is available online, so you don't have to shell out the cash for the book or even the heavily discounted PDF if you'd rather take a gander before it buying it.
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