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Sunday, 19th May, 2019

  • 11:42 PM - DaveMage quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    But I don't want to :'( Not sure why though, I guess it's all the books I have, like I feel betrayed, it's weird I know. Not weird. I completely understand. They are ready to move on, but you're not. Games are an emotional buy-in sometimes - especially when you buy a lot of the same edition from the same company. If you still love the current edition, you don't want to leave unless there is a better option. We'll see if PF2 is one. (I don't think it will be, but maybe I'll be surprised.) I'm not sure in this case there will be as many along for the ride to PF2 as there was for PF1. PF1 was better than the current D&D (4E) by a wide margin for a lot of people. I'm not sure PF2 will hold that same advantage over D&D 5E. Ending PF1 provides an opportunity for some to return to the D&D fold. (At a time when D&D is seriously kicking butt!)
  • 11:23 PM - Morrus quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    But I don't want to :'( Not sure why though, I guess it's all the books I have, like I feel betrayed, it's weird I know. Buying a book from them doesn’t make them your slave forevermore. They’re allowed to make new things. This is not a betrayal. :)
  • 10:26 PM - billd91 quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    I guess I'm really not the target audience then. Doing that is just alienate my trust in Paizo. Why would it violate your trust in Paizo? Is coming out with material to support the new edition something untrustworthy? There's something I don't get; in French, there's several adventure paths in hardcover format, not just the first two. As far as I know, the French market is way under the numbers of the English one, it can't be that hard to print 6 adventures paths and put it in a hardcover book..? There are 3rd party organizations doing translations of Paizo APs, some of them crowdfunded on the same site where Paizo is crowdfunding the Kingmaker anniversary edition. I expect there was a similar process for the combined editions in French you've seen. It's not Paizo putting them together - it's the 3rd party producer.
  • 09:09 PM - Morrus quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    I guess I'm really not the target audience then. Doing that is just alienate my trust in Paizo. They’re moving to a new edition. I thought that was clear. :)
  • 09:52 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    I would like a PF1 book of the complete adventure (as RotR and Curse), I wonder why they don't do that? I won't buy PF2 anyway. Supporting PF1 with a hardcover release just as you're about to release PF2 seems like a bad idea. Plus Kingmaker was originally released as a PF1 adventure path, so it's available for the PF1 rules currently if people want it. I'm pretty sure that the RotR and CotCT were originally released for 3.5E and then released as a hardcover compilation updated to PF1 rules. Extending the campaign at this point feels like Paizo were expecting more backers for the project, so are extending the end date in a last ditch effort to try and up the backer numbers.
  • 01:18 AM - Morrus quoted Mercador in post Paizo's Kingmaker Crowdfunding Campaign Extended
    I wonder why they don't do that? Because it’s very existence is a PF2 promotion.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

  • 01:13 AM - Loren the GM quoted Mercador in post Bethesda Comments On Accusations Of Plagiarizing D&D Adventure
    I dunno, maybe have someone at the company who can competently run some keyword searches online for at least 15 minutes as part of their QC procedure before publishing? A keyword search isn't going to get you a lot (I mean, it will now because of all the news articles, but prior?) - all of the proper names were changed to reference Bethesda properties, and there are a ton of adventures with similar themes - deserts, caravans, statues. And there aren't any legal archives of published PDF's to do text comparisons with. So maybe you get lucky and spot the similar adventure, or maybe you don't. That assumes that the person searching is competent or happens to just miss catching it through error, that they believe there is malice to find so they are looking intently, and that there is actually enough key words that match between the adventures to find a link in a system that doesn't easily allow for A B comparison. But I don't think "stop all 'f' ups before they happen" is a truly viable conc...

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Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

  • 12:18 AM - Parmandur quoted Mercador in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    I guess we are around the same age then (almost 42 here). Here's my assumption; I think nerds (not popular) became geeks (popular) because in the pre-internet ages (oh my god, I can't believe I'm that old already..), only nerds could know how a computer would work. Now, everything needs Internet. Being geek (nerd) is cool now and geeks play TTRPG. It might be that our generation got their freetime back with kids growing and we want to get back to our fondest memories of TTRPG, thus, DnD, but we aren't the industry backbone anymore, the 18-25 is and they like DnD5E. As far as I know, it's easier to play and this generation don't have the time (nor the focus) needed to learn the 3.5/PF rules. Even if Paizo thinks it could make a ADnD with PF2, I don't think it will work unfortunately. That being said, I really hope that I'm wrong because we really need competition. In a world where WotC is totally dominant, the consumer will suffer. I don't think so, but that's only on my observation...

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

  • 01:09 AM - Azzy quoted Mercador in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    I think 5E is popular because "being different" is now popular. Nowadays, everything out of the norm is touted, being geek is cool, etc. Eh, I don't see that. It's not that "being different" is popular (any more than it's ever been given the history of counter culture), it's that geekish delights have just become mainstream—it's like in the 90s when everybody started liking "alternative" music and alternative became the new pop (much to the chagrin and morbid fascination of those that had been listening to said "alternative" bands before everyone jumped on the bandwagon—hipsters are not a new thing). It could have been the 4E or the 9E, it doesn't really matters, it's quite the age we're living in. Perhaps. But given that 5e is more accessible than 4e or 5e (like "basic" D&D was compared to AD&D decades ago), that might help.
  • 01:05 AM - Parmandur quoted Mercador in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    I think 5E is popular because "being different" is now popular. Nowadays, everything out of the norm is touted, being geek is cool, etc. It could have been the 4E or the 9E, it doesn't really matters, it's quite the age we're living in. As for PF2E, I still don't get it, you split your smaller playerbase (smaller than 5E obviously) and with the not-really-succesful Starfinder, I wouldn't be really optimistic. I guess I might still buy it, but as a longtime devotee of the PF1E, I didn't even buy the PF2E beta and, right now, I don't plan to buy the PS2E official release either. However, I did buy the 5E core rules giftset last fall (haven't read it yet though). I'm given to understand that Starfinder is fairly successful?

Monday, 1st April, 2019

  • 09:38 PM - gyor quoted Mercador in post A Look At The D&D Acquisitions Inc. Book
    Hey, it's just my opinion, no need for a debate right ;) I just feel it's awkward but that's me. Honestly I'm not a fan of making AI canon in FR, mostly the corporate IC stuff which makes no sense for FR. But the Verdan sound interesting.
  • 04:47 PM - Parmandur quoted Mercador in post A Look At The D&D Acquisitions Inc. Book
    I wasn't talking of Acquisitions Inc, I was talking about the art style of Penny-Arcade in a D&D book. Ravnica also had a divergent art style, and the D&D comics have an art style closer to PA than the main books. Variety is good.
  • 04:51 AM - D1Tremere quoted Mercador in post A Look At The D&D Acquisitions Inc. Book
    Yeah, maybe you are right. But I would rather prefer a complete game of goofy stuff (like Munchkin), not only one supplement book that doesn't fit with the rest of the 5nd edition. It feels kind of awkward. I think the idea that it doesn't fit with 5th edition is a personal bias. Acquisitions inc. has been fitting with 5e in multiple fan loved podcasts for years. They are cannon in multiple D&D products, including FR novels and video games. While their shows and products often contain jokes, I do not personally see them as goofy in a munchkin way. We have people that make light of dangerous situations and their occupations in the real world, so why should adventurer's not do the same? Most groups do in my experience. They are not suitable for Ravenloft or Game of Thrones level grim dark stories, but should be fine for most games.

Saturday, 30th March, 2019

  • 11:40 PM - Aebir-Toril quoted Mercador in post A Look At The D&D Acquisitions Inc. Book
    I really like Penny Arcade but I don't like Krahulic' art with D&D, is it just me or it doesn't fit well? It's rather silly for 5th edition. However, this is a supplemental product, which probably won't receive a very wide release.

Monday, 31st December, 2018

  • 06:53 PM - BookBarbarian quoted Mercador in post "How do I beat the Matt Mercer effect?"
    I don't say it's bad or not. Just saying that the Critical role table is entertaining because they are trained actors. If you want to follow some dude RPG table with normal people, it will be less entertaining and that's normal, you haven't been trained as an actor. However, for YOUR game, it's totally up to you, no one force you to stream your game on the net. On my side, I know that theater and improvisation that I made when I was a teenager really helps me to get in different characters, but I'm the DM after all. I would even go far as to say the things that make my game the best it possibly can be would make for a terrible streaming show. How many times would an audience want to hear me say "What do you do?" to each individual player rotating through all of them making sure they get equal spotlight? I don't think I would want to watch that, but doing it has dramatically improved the quality of my home game.


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