The "Welcome Newbies" stickie to show you where to get started.

Welcome to Living Pathfinder!

In order to join a play by post game, you start by creating a character on the Living Pathfinder wiki. Instructions for creating a character get you started with the "how to" and what character options are available in our world. We are not allowed to use Golarion specific names or characters, so the deities and places available are specific to our E'n world. Once you have finalized your character, ask for it to be approved in the Character Submission Thread. In the past, we asked you to link the character in your request. Recent policy changes prevent new forum members from posting links in their first 10 posts. So, don't worry, we will be able to find the character. A character needs two approvals at first level. During the approval process, we will make some, usually helpful, suggestions to help guide your character creation so it fits well within the living world we have. The Character Level Up Approvals is the thread where we track character leveling up to second and beyond. In the summer of 2014, a few senior characters are up to thirteenth level. Active characters generally earn two to four levels in a year.

Once you have your first character recorded and reviewed, now you are ready to wander into the Dunn Wright Inn to introduce yourself in character and wait for GMs to come recruit you for an adventure. You can enter the DWI before you have both approvals, but should have the approvals done before joining an adventure. The starting process of launching a new game is slow, taking several weeks at times, until we get a critical mass of players, and a GM to run the adventure. Patience is a necessary virtue in PbP. The more banter going on inside the DWI, the faster we will likely be to get motivated for another adventure.

Newbie advice: Please don't post in a currently running adventure if you have not been invited into that game by the GM. We like to keep the games in character, and a random voice popping into a dungeon is "just wrong". Reading their adventures on the other hand is welcome and greatly encouraged.

The current occupants of the Dunn Wright Inn and the active adventures with their players can be found on the Adventures page on the wiki. Those that are in the Dunn Wright Inn are assumed to be awaiting recruitment for a game. Those that have wandered into the "Wandering the Streets" have their characters on pause for the moment, or the players are simply taking a sabbatical.

The Mystic Pearl on Arcane Row in Venza is the thread for tracking all purchases and sales of magical and expensive items. The first post in the thread gives a detailed account of what is available and what might be, depending on die rolls. The odd and wonderful nature of Arcane Row is detailed a bit more on the wiki.

LPF has seven judges. Currently, they are: Mowgli, GlassEye, perrinmiller, Satin Knights, jkason, Systole and Aura. When it comes time to approve new books, or sections of books, these are the people that hash it out. A majority vote is taken for any major rules change. The judges also handle the work of reviewing the characters for their level approvals. They do the heavy lifting to ensure that world runs smoothly. They deserve beer, chocolate, hugs and respect and admiration.

While several of the game GM/DMs are judges, that is not a requirement of running an adventure in LPF. We would prefer that you have been a player for a while, with character(s) at least second level, so we know you understand the pace and timing of an adventure. We don't want someone who is running an adventure to get bored and disappear.

If you would like to see what an adventure is like, and how a game flows, we have several examples to chose from. All are interesting and delightful stories in and of themselves to read.
Past Adventures that have been completed. ( more details ):
A Bad Light
Bats in the Belfry
Beggar's Belief
A Brief Interlude
Buyer's Remorse
Crab a la King
The Crypt of Everflame
Daggers at Midnight
Distant Relations
Dockside Diversion (level 1-2)
Expansion
Frog Hunt
The Green Faerie
Howling Night
In Love and Death
Kobold's Keep
The Lady of Lake Laguna
Little Rock of Horrors
A Merchant in Need of Assistance
The Mightiest Weapon
The Old Alchemist
One Night in Palazzo Dannato
Roaming Dead
Roaming Dead ~ Appendix B
Ryall's Estate
St. Ulthar's Medallion
Sinking Ever Deeper
Something's Cooking
A Soul Indiscretion
The Sunken Temple
The Sword and the Fallen Angel
Velvet Underground
Uncertain Whereabouts
A Spiked Drink
Daggers at Midnight II
Scourge of the Howling Horde
The Bloodcove Disguise
Dockside Diversion/Still Waters
Treasure Hunt
Escort Service
Fury Steps In
Run Away
Precious Cargo
 
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Systole

Community Supporter
The list is currently missing Escort Service and Fury Steps In. Would it also be worthwhile to list the characters and run dates?
 

jkason

Villager
Since SK did all that work on the wiki, it might be easier/better just to update the initial post to point to the Adventures page, since SK's changes mean that should be relatively up to date with minimal judge involvement. I think it's still useful to have a post in the forum in case folk haven't found / aren't aware yet of the Adventures page, but a pointer may be all we need at this point.
 

apoth

Villager
Hello all,

I've been getting into the Living Pathfinder games and have been really enjoying reading the adventures (I'm new to Pathfinder). But I think it would be helpful if there was also a list of the adventures in chronological order...would definitely help with following and enjoying character development. If this already exists somewhere, I apologize.

Thanks!
 

GlassEye

Community Supporter
Hello all,

I've been getting into the Living Pathfinder games and have been really enjoying reading the adventures (I'm new to Pathfinder). But I think it would be helpful if there was also a list of the adventures in chronological order...would definitely help with following and enjoying character development. If this already exists somewhere, I apologize.

Thanks!
Glad you've been enjoying reading the adventures! If you haven't run across it already we also have a wiki (probably have pages linked up-thread). I've been keeping a list of adventures chronological by the start date called Adventure Timeline (I've recently begun going back and re-reading adventures with the purpose of adding things to the wiki that probably weren't added the first time round like a summary of the adventures, who was involved, NPCs, etc.). I hope you'll find the list useful.
 

apoth

Villager
Glad you've been enjoying reading the adventures! If you haven't run across it already we also have a wiki (probably have pages linked up-thread). I've been keeping a list of adventures chronological by the start date called Adventure Timeline (I've recently begun going back and re-reading adventures with the purpose of adding things to the wiki that probably weren't added the first time round like a summary of the adventures, who was involved, NPCs, etc.). I hope you'll find the list useful.
Ah, perfect! I've definitely been on the wiki...but never came across the Adventure Timeline (never saw a link). Thanks!

Edit: Of course, there it is right at the bottom. Ha.
 
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GlassEye

Community Supporter
Ah, perfect! I've definitely been on the wiki...but never came across the Adventure Timeline (never saw a link). Thanks!

Edit: Of course, there it is right at the bottom. Ha.
Heh, was just going to point that out but you beat me to it. :)
 

Grimmjow

Villager
so i've been playing L4W but dont really care for 4e anymore and really love PF. How does living pathfinder work?
 

Satin Knights

Villager
Hi, Welcome Aboard!

I haven't looked at L4W, but I can pretty much guess "Eh, the same." :lol: The first post of this thread points you to where you can build your character sheet on the wiki we have over at http://livingpf.wikia.com/wiki/Living_Pathfinder_RPG_Wiki. Once you have a character built, you ask for it to be reviewed and approved. Two people need to approve first level characters, one of them being on of the judges. Then you go to the "tavern" known as the Dunn Wright Inn and start conversing with the other players waiting around for work to do. Eventually, (yeah, a few weeks maybe) a GM will send an NPC into the DWI to recruit several brave folk for a new adventure. A new game is forming right now and is looking for a couple more players.

If you want the more philosophical answer, it is a living world where we strive to keep the story lines, map, history and magic item availability in the magic shop in a consistent, organized living campaign. We use the CRB, APG, UM, UC, AA, UE and ARG books, but without using Golorian specific names/deities/places.

The most detailed information is in the first post of this thread. The thread has evolved over time from "This is a list of adventures" to "Hello Newbies, Start Here!". I recently added to the OP and hope I have covered all the basic questions. Any questions, just ask. We are helpful. Do get a feel for the flavor, simply read about the last two dozen pages of the DWI thread.
 

Grimmjow

Villager
Hi, Welcome Aboard!

I haven't looked at L4W, but I can pretty much guess "Eh, the same." :lol: The first post of this thread points you to where you can build your character sheet on the wiki we have over at http://livingpf.wikia.com/wiki/Living_Pathfinder_RPG_Wiki. Once you have a character built, you ask for it to be reviewed and approved. Two people need to approve first level characters, one of them being on of the judges. Then you go to the "tavern" known as the Dunn Wright Inn and start conversing with the other players waiting around for work to do. Eventually, (yeah, a few weeks maybe) a GM will send an NPC into the DWI to recruit several brave folk for a new adventure. A new game is forming right now and is looking for a couple more players.

If you want the more philosophical answer, it is a living world where we strive to keep the story lines, map, history and magic item availability in the magic shop in a consistent, organized living campaign. We use the CRB, APG, UM, UC, AA, UE and ARG books, but without using Golorian specific names/deities/places.

The most detailed information is in the first post of this thread. The thread has evolved over time from "This is a list of adventures" to "Hello Newbies, Start Here!". I recently added to the OP and hope I have covered all the basic questions. Any questions, just ask. We are helpful. Do get a feel for the flavor, simply read about the last two dozen pages of the DWI thread.
ya pretty much the same. i'll prolly come over after i finish up the adventure i am running over there. barley have enough time to play and run a game on that side atm so i dont wanna get involved in another one
 

Red Knight

Villager
Greetings all and glad to see everyone made it through the impending doom that was the December 21, 2012 doomsday, but I think December 25, 2012 actually took a larger toll on me, well at least my bank account. It's good to see that a community of Pathfinder player's is alive and well away from the Paizo forums.

So now my gaming experience. I've played Pathfinder since launch and D&D 2, 3, and 3.5 for many years, although I have abandoned 2 and 3 (all forms) since I've lost most or all my books some how from moving and gaming groups. I have played a very small amount of 4th Edition but to be honest if I wanted to play a video game I'd turn my 360 on, no offense to any 4th Edition players.

But I'll leave it at that and hop on getting a character up and running so I can hopefully jump into a game rather quickly, not to sure as of yet.
 
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Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
Welcome Red Knight! if you have questions, or answers, feel free to speak up!
 

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