I’ve been playing pen-and-paper role playing games ever since I was about seven, thanks to my visiting half-brother, and Dungeons and Dragons. Many years, game systems, and groups have passed, and it might be time to pick up the dice again.
We play board games every Sunday at Fort Gibberish. Although the cast of characters is different every time, some folks are present more often than others. Two of our pals, Freddie and Tank, mentioned wanting to get a role-playing group together. Freddie mentioned an interest in the game Pathfinder. Pathfinder is based off of D&D 3.5, a system I played for several years when I lived on the east coast, and the foundation for my two-year Year of the Zombie campaign.
Anyway, none of us have played Pathfinder before, and so we might give it a go. I picked up the Pathfinder Beginner’s Box for about $25 on Amazon.com and started reading the basics. I haven’t read the full source book yet (at almost 600 pages I’m reluctant to right now), but it feels very 3.5-ish to me, which is a good thing.
The only problem with starting an RPG during the summer here in Minnesota is that the weather is so crappy here everyone has every weekend booked up for the next few months. Between hanging out with Sedagive?’s kids, our firearms training schedule, and a few out of town visits, we don’t have a ton of free time. The rest of our group is in a similar situation, so who knows when we’re going to get together for our first session.
I already have an idea for the first campaign, and hopefully we can get everyone’s schedules coordinated. Even if things don’t kick off for awhile, it’s been a lot of fun reading the source material for Pathfinder.