Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pathfinder - Cover for Melee and Reach Attacks

After last Tuesday's game, I have had the opportunity to review reach weapon and cover rules from the PHB 3.5 (pp 150-152) and PRPGa3 (pp 74-75).

I have linked a document to my web site to illustrate the examples:

http://home.tir.com/~zombie/id59.html

These are my interpretation of the rules with changes. I am open to more discussion but I believe that I now have it right.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pathfinder Material - Anyone Want to Pitch In?

Would anyone be interested in contributing to my purchase of the Pathfinder Chronicles: Campaign Setting (OGL) Hardcover. By being a subscriber to the Pathfinder Adventure path, I get a 15% discount and can combine shipping with my order. By being a subscriber to the Pathfinder Chronicles I get a free PDF version of the book. This is a $49.99 Hardcover which I would be able to get for $42.49 plus a bit more for shipping (even combined).

I subscribed to Pathfinder Chronicles to get a discount and PDF of a few other products and this book was included as well. It was more that I was looking to spend at the moment. I was considering cancelling my order but thought that it might have some worthwhile stuff. If folks want to pitch in, I can still get the book and share the materials.

Here is a description of what it contains:

Golarion, the exciting world of the Pathfinder Adventure Paths and Pathfinder Modules, comes alive in this massive 256-page full-color hardcover tome primed up and ready to go for your new campaign! Detailed sections on more than 40 nations—from the frontiers of Varisia to the devil-tainted cities of Cheliax to the frigid Hold of the Mammoth Lords—provide a full picture of the world of the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting, with new rules, new magic and spells, detailed descriptions of more than twenty gods and their religions, and a gorgeous poster map detailing the entire campaign setting. The Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting provides classic adventuring style and cutting-edge game design perfectly suitable for the world’s most popular roleplaying game!

Golarion is the Pathfinder campaign setting where all of their published adventures are set. I will be running things set there on Sunday and Tuesday and other occassions when I get to run. I imagine that this is mostly high level setting related material that should be compatable with the Pathfinder RPG.

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pathfinder Discussions

I have been thinking over some of the changes made in the Pathfinder Alpha and the spirit in which they were meant. I am starting to form some opinions and was looking to see what others might think.

1) Bard Song - I think that it is not cool that all Bardic Music abilities take a Standard action to initiate and upkeep. I am leaning toward making certian ones take a Move action to maintain rather than a Standard action. You could still use a standard action if you wanted to move. Many class abilities that affect others are always on things like the Paladin's Aura of Courage.

Maybe the 5 rounds after stopping balances out the Standard action. I am not sure.

2) Channel Positive Energy- Again I think that it is not cool that the Cleric needs to spend Standard actions to heal everyone. Do you think it would be too unbalanced to make channeling cost a Move action instead of a Standard?

Do you have any other things that have jumped out? How about the hit point situation? Does the CON boost seem balanced? Is the Channel Positive Energy healing factor too much?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Iconics 2

Iconics 2