Saturday, 24 September 2011

Triskaidekaphobia

After a bit of a summer hiatus, my gaming group has been meeting again, and we've decided to return to Pathfinder and the KIngmaker campaign, sorry, "Adventure Path"; we've only been playing together a few years and already we've scattered many an abandoned campaign behind us, so we all agreed to try and finish at least one of them off. It's been a while since we last played Pathfinder so it's taken a while to get used to all the fiddly bits again after the blissful simplicity of WFRP. We've also welcomed a new player into the group, someone who's never played a role-playing game before, and we've started him off with a thirteenth-level character.

Oh dear.

I'd like to say that his lack of experience didn't matter, that Paizo's rules are elegant and intuitive enough that even a novice can pick them up, but if I did I'd be lying. In all fairness to the new chap, he didn't give up or switch off and he'll be back next time, but perhaps we should have given up on Kingmaker after all and started off with a new campaign, sorry, "Adventure Path". We shall see.

3 comments:

  1. Can you say "Baptism by fire"?

    Not only should have started with a new campaign, sorry, "Adventure Path", but with a much, much simpler rules system. He'll be spending the first few sessions nose deep in rulebooks trying to figure out what he's got himself in to.

    - Neil.

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  2. Yes. Agreed Neil. Not the friendliest or most thoughtful decision by us!! :/ Much apologies Alex! Group desire to complete a campaign over taking all other sensibilities! Given our failure to complete anything may partially explain this. But still!

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  3. I should make it clear that while Ben runs the game, it's not a criticism of him as a GM as the decision to finish the campaign and thus drop our new member right in at the deep end was a collective one.

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