Today, with a group of my friends, Liam and I played Basic D&D. Yes, it was old school, red box D&D, and from all accounts, everyone had a good time. … Continue reading D&D: The Next Generation
So I played my first game of Pathfinder yesterday. It’s basically D&D 3.75.
Not really having played anything since 2nd edition, it was a little bit of a learning curve to start, but I think I got the hand of it near the end of the game.
For the most part(as I understand it) they’ve taken the 3.5 rules and simplified some and made others more awesome.
They’ve combined stats and skills into more reasonable groups with less numbers and fiddling to deal with. I had to take that on faith as I don’t remember the ‘old ways’ of 3.5 😉
In our group we have a Sorcerer with a bloodline of Fire Elemental(me), an Assassin (which falls under Fighter now) and some War thing(another Fighter but with Stances). The last two seem to be Prestige classes from 3.5, but since the systems are really close you can easily move them to Pathfinder. I say I think because while I can find Assassin, it doesn’t seem to be at all Fighter like, so maybe it’s just a sneaky Fighter 😉
So we’re pretty combat heavy, and no cleric. I suspect this was an oversight as two people had to drop at the last minute.
We have a decent mix of role players and combat people, with me sitting nicely in the middle. There are times I can role play properly and times I can’t. It seems that I can role play with the DM but not with other players(at least not as well).
There might be something to that.
The main thing that I have to learn is that a Sorcerer is not a tank and should not be up close and personal. I have spells and powers that work at a distance, and I should keep my distance. I didn’t die, but I was hit most often 😦
But I like the idea that I have a ‘free spell’ that I can use to attack with as often as needed, and that I don’t have to prepare spells(although this was never really enforced before). And cantrips can be fun 🙂
The other two players know their stuff but are nice enough to offer suggestions and general help to the noob of the group. This is also nice.
This was also a bit of an experiment for me too. I know that there are a lot of things that I think I want to get/be into, and it turns out that’s not always the case.
Like Anime. I was into it for so long and then lately it’s just been sorta meh. I was wondering the same about D&D.
I did enjoy playing, and I think that if this group continues it will be good for me. And as long as I don’t have to invest anymore (new dice was enough) then I should be good for some time.
That being said, it could still get boring later on and I’ll just have to move on. That’s life I guess…
What I really wanted to do was condense the really helpful parts of my character on 3×5 index cards. Basically to make it easier to look up stats and the like.
However, it started to dawn on me that I was doing that for the sake of doing it, and it wasn’t really that helpful.
However, taking a queue from the PA/PVP/WW D&D podcasts, I summed up all my spells and Feats onto 3×5 cards. This way I don’t have to look anything up and it’s all right there when I need it.
That to me seems pretty helpful. So that’s all I’ve done.
Now to work on a back story(not huge, just enough) and general character traits to round out the guy.
The DM asked us to do this before rolling up the character, but I got that email too late 🙂 So now that I have everything rolled up, I’ll make up the story to match.
Makes more sense to me anyway since I tried to make my character as random as possible.
Meaning that, even though I’m a sorcerer, I get to choose a blood line. I rolled for that, then rolled for the elemental power for that blood line.
So now I make something that matches. Should be pretty fun.
And of course a name. I mostly suck at that.
There’s just something cool about getting new dice. I’ve been looking forward to it for a little while now.
I picked up the following sets:
The item picture is the one at the top.
Cool in person too 🙂
Going to get a whole D&D kit setup including printing on index cards for better tracking. More on that later I guess.
So I joined this local D&D gaming group, and our first game is on the 25 or the 26th. Can’t remember.
And do you think I can find my dice? Nope. I did find all the d6 I’ll ever need, but nothing else.
And unless D&D is now a d6 only game, this is going to require dice buying.
I thoght I might go custom, well, becuase it’s cool, and found this: http://q-workshop.com/main.php?lang=EN&sell_type=DETAL
However, it’s a little more than I’d like to spend, so I’ll go to the local place and see what I can find 🙂
This time around I’m going for Sorcerer, and I’ve been told that in Pathfinder, Sorceriers are rather cool.
Oh yea, we’re playing Pathfinder. Which is good, because it’s a free download.
It’s like D&D 3.75. Sounds cool enough, and free enough 🙂
It’s aimed at every other week. Some people wanted every week, luckily others coudln’t commit to that so we’re at every other. Which is totally fine by me.
And for about 6 hours. Which, come to think of it, is a little long, but I’m sure I’ll survive. Now will Tara survive the extra geekiness that will be unleashed?
Only time will tell 🙂
Lots happening this past weekend, or at least it seemed that way.
Had Simon over on Saturday, and that was a ton of fun 🙂
He tired us out rather easily though. Who knew two year olds had that much energy. His main concerns were the cat(Kitty Out, Kitty Up) and apples. Apples! You had to be there.
Joined a D&D group online. It’s a local group that hasn’t actually started playing yet though. That being said, I just got an email saying they want to have a one off on the 25th.
Might go for that, since it’s only one day. And all the characters are pre-written. Told this to Ben and he was interested in getting something together someday.
Since he’s in town more often than not, this could be a good thing. Kinda defeats the purpose of meeting new folk though 🙂
Sunday was lots of shopping while buying nothing. Not that it’s a bad thing, it does waste a dreary day.
And now it’s snowing, just great. Someone forgot to mention that it’s April!