log in or register to remove this ad

 

Search results

  1. W

    A Look Inside The Unspeakable Tomes of the Malleus Monstrorum

    Other than two lines coming close to express an actual opinion, this review is really well done.
  2. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    I do think the Lost Omen World Guide should have been entitled Lost Omens Players Guide Or LO Gazetteer. But it wasn’t, and is directed at GMs alongside players (as per the preface). That’s why people compare it to the Inner World Guide, which was likewise directed at GMs and players. Whether...
  3. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    Yes, that’s probably how management wants to look at it. Judging from Amazon reviews and online fora, most customers look at it like this: Inner Sea World Guide -> Lost Omens World Guide Inner Sea Gods -> Lost Omens Gods and Magic And that comparison ain’t favorable.
  4. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    Two quick follow ups. First, thanks to all the posters who engaged my questions re picking up monster gears and taming creatures in the wild. Very interesting and much appreciated. Secondly, an additional reason why I think PF2 hasn’t caught on that much: very poor page to price ratio once you...
  5. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    If my PC fights a bear in the wild and tames it, does PF2 give me control over the same creature or will it swap out its statblock? If my PC fights a humanoid that’s kitted out with armor, +2 bow and sword, and I defeat it, can I pick up that same gear (and not suddenly have new stats than what...
  6. W

    Pathfinder Beginner Box Review

    Yeah I think it's difficult to get consensus around that issue. Two of the most revered D&D products across time appear to be 1983 Redbox, with a 64 pages player's book, and the 1991 Rules Cyclopedia, with its 400+ pages of consolidated content. Clearly both have a place, and are dearly loved...
  7. W

    Pathfinder Beginner Box Review

    Thanks, solid points throughout. One clarification: I actually really, really dislike the blandness of 5e so PF2 doesn't need to convince me to be a "better" 5e. That's why I referenced the promise of 5e rather than the game's eventual (rather disappointing) execution. I do think that 5e remains...
  8. W

    Pathfinder Beginner Box Review

    This seems both fair and unfair. One implied question CaptnZapp is replying to is: how could PF2 perform better than its current single digit marketshare? And one obvious answer is that, to outperform 5e or compete with it, you have to identify what it does well and then do it better. Ditto for...
  9. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    Thanks, that’s what I suspected. Too small a marketshare. Except that isn’t exactly what was said upthread, or all that the poster intended. Their claim rather was: "The main problem with PF2 is that it is not a role-playing game. It is a tactical wargame with role-playing elements.“ So just...
  10. W

    Pathfinder Beginner Box Review

    This is a tough call. I agree that demand on attention span and concentration levels in multi-hour sessions can be really draining and be offputting to players, esp. if you have a demanding day job and just want some easy, relaxing release and entertainment. I honestly don't know what the...
  11. W

    Pathfinder 2E Is It Time for PF2 "Essentials"?

    I only got into Pathfinder 2e in the last six months or so. I enjoy it a lot, to be honest, though I don't have deep system mastery or even wide play experience. My impression is that Pathfinder 2 is doing sufficiently well, though not quite as well when Pathfinder 1 came out and just...
  12. W

    Strahd Returns with Curse of Strahd Revamped: An In-Depth Review

    I’ve come to accept that WotC’ approach to revising 5e adventures is not that of Paizo redoing existing adventures into deluxe hardcovers. The latter are a product of many years’ worth, going over fan reviews and additions with a fine comb, creating superb new content, and bringing together a...
  13. W

    News Digest for the Week of September 18

    Monty Haul and Monte Cook—two easily confused characters in the world of roleplaying.
  14. W

    Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide Review

    There's potential for a good discussion of multi-classing across editions of D&D and PF but I'm not sure we've scratched more than the surface. To be fair, you could do 3.x-style multi-classing in 4E if you went versatile bard and did Paragon multi-classing. The problem wasn’t lack of...
  15. W

    The Dark Eye - Gods of Aventuria Interview

    Hi Tajo, thanks for your thorough and courteous response, which I greatly appreciate. As I said, I certainly wish you and your team all the best on the new start and will follow new releases closely. As far as I am aware, some of us did email Ulysses Germany back in the day with the translation...
  16. W

    The Dark Eye - Gods of Aventuria Interview

    It's a very good RPG and a very good line of books. Having a new release is a huge plus. That's where the positives end for me, however. Unlike the German parent company, Ulysses North America is a mess. Follow their online release schedule and their online presence (forums, blog, webstore) for...
  17. W

    Pathfinder 2E Beadle & Grimm To Make 'Character Chronicles' For Pathfinder

    I got my own presumptions for my wizard Ambro-.... I mean, Magellan.
  18. W

    D&D 5E Curse of Strahd 'Revamped' Boxed Collector's Edition

    Hahaha, this is really funny. I agree with you, when I watch an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation, that's how I set my expectations. The show is framed that way and I adapt my frame of mind accordingly. In real life, of course, what I've learnt by living on three continents and 10+...
Top