This makes me wish I had more nephews…

Paizo are releasing a starter set for Pathfinder and it really looks pretty great. The sample character sheet that they have for the pregenerated 1st level character would be – and I’m not being facetious about this – ideal for someone who has never played the game or has a harder time with the book-keeping aspect of the game.

I really like what they’ve done with this and for $35, this seems like a pretty great bargain. It includes:

  • 64-page Hero’s Handbook, detailing character creation, spells, equipment, and general rules for playing the game
  • 96-page Game Master’s Guide packed with adventures, monsters, magical treasures, and advice on how to narrate the game and control the challenges faced by the heroes
  • A complete set of 7 high-impact polyhedral dice
  • More than 80 full-color pawns depicting tons of heroes, monsters, and even a fearsome black dragon
  • Four pregenerated character sheets to throw you right into the action
  • Four blank character sheets to record the statistics and deeds of your custom-made hero
  • A durable, reusable, double-sided Flip-Mat play surface that works with any kind of marker

The pawns are, I think, cardboard pieces on stands, but still, 80 is fairly generous.

If I was trying to get someone into roleplaying, this is what I would give them for Christmas.

3 Comments on “This makes me wish I had more nephews…

  1. My brother-in-law called last night: I have one more nephew.

    I can’t believe I wasted a fucking wish like that. Goddamn it.

    • Internet, Internet, on my lap
      Give me a nephew, so I can buy crap.

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