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Grandmaster of the Pathfinders' Guild at Martin Luther King Middle School.

A Grandmaster’s Guide to Good Guilding #5: An Overview of the Class

Yet another article on my musings while being the adult “Grandmaster” of a successful middle-school Pathfinder RPG club (now 50 students strong!) that the kids and I affectionately call “The Guild.” These posts likely will interest others who are introducing … Continue reading

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D&D 5th Edition offering its basic rules for free

Lead designer of D&D 5E, Mike Mearls, has made the announcement at the Wizards website. I think this is great. I am guessing it would be pretty rules-light and deliver on the designers’ promise of players being able to scale … Continue reading

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A Grandmaster’s Guide to Good Guilding #4: It’s Good to Be Grandmaster

Yet another article on my musings while being the adult “Grandmaster” of a successful middle-school Pathfinder RPG club (now 32 students strong!) that the kids and I affectionately call “The Guild.” These posts likely will interest others who are introducing … Continue reading

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A Grandmaster’s Guide to Good Guilding #3: Teaching Kids How to GM

Yet another article on my musings while being the adult “Grandmaster” of a successful middle-school Pathfinder RPG club (now 27 students strong!) that the kids and I affectionately call “The Guild.” These posts likely will interest others who are introducing … Continue reading

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A Grandmaster’s Guide to Good Guilding #2: Why I prefer Pathfinder RPG for teaching RPGs to kids

Yet another article on my musings while being the adult “Grandmaster” of a successful middle-school Pathfinder RPG club (now 18 students strong!) that the kids and I affectionately call “The Guild.” These posts likely will interest others who are introducing … Continue reading

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Minimum ability scores in Pathfinder? They’re still there… if you look hard enough

There are no actual minimum ability scores in Pathfinder/D&D 3.x. There is nothing akin to First Edition AD&D’s requirement that you have a Charisma of 17 to become a Paladin, or a Strength of 15, Wisdom of 15, Dexterity of … Continue reading

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A Grandmaster’s Guide to Good Guilding #1: The Sales Pitch

This is the first of what likely will be many more posts on my musings while being the adult “Grandmaster” of a successful middle-school Pathfinder RPG club (now 18 students strong!) that the kids and I affectionately call “The Guild.” … Continue reading

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