Monday, February 27, 2012

Introducing New Players to D&D

I've been asked to run a D&D game for some kids I know. At first I was planning to run a game using the Pathfinder rules, but then it occurred to me that these kids knew nothing about pen and paper RPG games. I also considered using old-school AD&D, which is even less user-friendly and I don't have enough books to go around.

The dilemma I now face is this: How to give new players a good intro to the world of RPGs without inundating them with a bunch of complex rules?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pathfinder Beginners Box (PDF version)

If you're a Pathfinder nut, then you already know about the Pathfinder Beginners Box (hereafter called "the PBB"). This begs the question, however, of whether you actually need the PBB if you are already aware of Pathfinder. Does this have value for existing customers? Or is this an entry-level product only?