To feed my RP fix I picked up some D&D4e books and decided to try my hand at being the GM for a few friends that had little to no experience. So after playing 4e for a bit, another friend suggested I should try Pathfinder. Did a little research and blew a bit of change picking up the Core Rulebook and Bestiary… but it is quite a hefty book to digest and I’ve just only started GMing 4e (which is a super easy system to pick up BTW).
So then I saw this Beginner Box. I purchased the D&D Red Box a while back when I was just starting out (which was soon tossed aside and replaced by the core books) and this looked similar (only prettier looking).
After looking through the material, it seems to be a really nice little starter box. The rules are easy to read and the system easily explained. Also, there’s plenty of material in the GM guide to last for quite a while.
Since my 4e group just learned the rules for 4e, I didn’t want to drop a new system on their lap. Just recently, at camp, a few other friends showed some real interest in making up characters and giving it a go (I prepped pre-gens, but many insisted on making the characters their selves which is great. Makes the character more interesting and allows the player a better understanding of the game). Unfortunately, things went astray. We had a Killer game going at the same time which 3 of the players were involved in and I was running (Right?! I was about to be running two games at the same time!! I’m only just a beginner GM, man!)
So the game fell though and postponed to another time. When was to be decided later. Not too much later. Last weekend to be exact. We all gathered at one of the players apartments and set up the stuff. Everyone took a moment to look over their characters and I did the best to answer their questions (If I couldn’t the PHB was always within their reach).
After a little setting and mission description, the characters found their selves standing outside the cave entrance. Five all together, A wizard, thief, cleric, barbarian, and a fighter. They all picked one of the lovely standees and introduced their character to the other players. Then the adventure began…