Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Dawn of the Pawn

Receiving near-universal praise in the RPG community is the inclusion of 80 “pawns” in Pathfinder’s new Beginner Box. Their genesis in the public imagination was Paizo’s official announcement of May 5, 2011 that the Beginner Box would be released. In … Continue reading

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ENWorld’s “Steel Wind” reviews the Pathfinder Beginner Box

There’s a great, in-depth review of the Pathfinder Beginner Box over at ENWorld written by “Steel Wind.” Definitely worth taking a look at, if you’re interested in the Beginner Box! I actually remember “Steel Wind” answering some of my n00b … Continue reading

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Old School Review 1 – Dying & Dumbfounded in Old-School D&D

I find it too hard to die in Pathfinder. In the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, even if you’re hit by a monster and go into negative hit points, unless there’s a Total Party Kill then someone in your party is probably … Continue reading

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A Beginner Box 2?

Coming out of the overwhelmingly positive response to Pathfinder’s Beginner Box has been the request among some fans for a “Beginner Box 2,” or basically a continuation of the relative simplicity of the Pathfinder rules in the Beginner Box into … Continue reading

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The mélange of XP tracks in classic D&D and AD&D: Weal or woe?

Part of the fun of early D&D was choosing what class to play. Each had unique abilities that the others did not have. Each had its own “character” and personality. But abilities were not the only thing distinguishing the various … Continue reading

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The Return of the Red Box

Black is the new Red. Hopefully gracing toy stores everywhere starting October 26 will be displays of the Beginner Box, the new intro box set for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. On the cover is a fearsome black dragon menacing two … Continue reading

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