Countdown Archive

  • Countdown to PF Playtest/PF 2, Part II – Miscellaneous Minmaxing Math   This series of articles was made possible by the following list of amazing people: -Jason Nelson -BJ Hensley -Chad Middleton -Randy Price -Christen Sowards -Rick Hershey -Chris Meacham -Paco Garcia Jaen -Justin Andrew Mason -Stephen Rowe -Jonathan Figliomeni -Paul Fields -Lucus Palosaari -Anonymous   As before: I’m pretty excited for PF 2.0 and PF Playtest; I have not yet received the books, and even if none of these wishes/hopes are fulfilled by the system, I’ll remain excited for its final version. So, I do have a couple rather disjointed points this time around that probably can best be summed up as “Math” – I know, I know, I’ll […]

    Countdown to PF Playtest/PF 2, Part II – Miscellaneous Minmaxing Math

    Countdown to PF Playtest/PF 2, Part II – Miscellaneous Minmaxing Math   This series of articles was made possible by the following list of amazing people: -Jason Nelson -BJ Hensley -Chad Middleton -Randy Price -Christen Sowards -Rick Hershey -Chris Meacham -Paco Garcia Jaen -Justin Andrew Mason -Stephen Rowe -Jonathan Figliomeni -Paul Fields -Lucus Palosaari -Anonymous   As before: I’m pretty excited for PF 2.0 and PF Playtest; I have not yet received the books, and even if none of these wishes/hopes are fulfilled by the system, I’ll remain excited for its final version. So, I do have a couple rather disjointed points this time around that probably can best be summed up as “Math” – I know, I know, I’ll […]

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  • Dear readers,   this series of articles was made possible by the following list of amazing people: -Jason Nelson -BJ Hensley -Chad Middleton -Randy Price -Christen Sowards -Rick Hershey -Chris Meacham -Paco Garcia Jaen -Justin Andrew Mason -Stephen Rowe -Jonathan Figliomeni -Paul Fields -Lucus Palosaari -Anonymous   Now: I don’t have PF Playtest yet; analysis will commence once it arrives, but I figured I’d talk a bit about my hopes!     So yeah, I will start from the ground up, and talk about my hopes for the system – hopefully also highlighting some design-niches that may make sense filling!   My first subject matter would be skills. In Pathfinder, skill-use has been kinda awkward, considering how ridiculously easy it […]

    Countdown to PF Playtest/PF 2, Part I – Skills and Traps

    Dear readers,   this series of articles was made possible by the following list of amazing people: -Jason Nelson -BJ Hensley -Chad Middleton -Randy Price -Christen Sowards -Rick Hershey -Chris Meacham -Paco Garcia Jaen -Justin Andrew Mason -Stephen Rowe -Jonathan Figliomeni -Paul Fields -Lucus Palosaari -Anonymous   Now: I don’t have PF Playtest yet; analysis will commence once it arrives, but I figured I’d talk a bit about my hopes!     So yeah, I will start from the ground up, and talk about my hopes for the system – hopefully also highlighting some design-niches that may make sense filling!   My first subject matter would be skills. In Pathfinder, skill-use has been kinda awkward, considering how ridiculously easy it […]

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