Pathfinder Adventures… Cards on Computer

Well, I’m in the middle of washing my car when writing this.  But I guess its a good time.


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I picked up Pathfinder Adventures on Steam a few days ago.  A near £50 + card game for £15 (give or take a few pennies).

Now normally I am a card lover, I like the feel of playing a card game with cards, having them in hand means I can look at them when I need to, pick cards up and check wording, it feels intuitive.

Even so, I do believe computerised card games do have some benefits.

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Dark Souls – Two in One

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I was having a hard time deciding what to do… however I found that I struggled to decide exactly what I wanted to write.  There were too many ideas…


However I recently played Dark Souls the Board Game and it actually gave me two topics and I think that they are the most interesting; rules and rulebooks.  So we’ll start with Rulebooks.

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RPGs – What a single change can do

I’m in the middle of a break designing and running my system…


It’s currently going well but I’ve recently changed two separate things, health and how magic works.

These changes are minor in the grand scheme of things but the result but they have actually caused me no end of trouble.

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Critical Role – a change in the way I see…

I’ve constantly enjoyed watching Critical Role, itmejp’s RPG sessions as well as other RPG youtube sites.


Yet I have found myself in a situation where I’m looking at this less and less, not because I am being put off by the shows but for a completely different reason…

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Condemned in the Sands – 10 minutes for a better day

When you look at the way that the world is at the moment, you need a laugh… however not to the level that I did for 10 minutes on Thursday.


Sometimes you need to laugh until it hurts because otherwise the world lets you down.

Last Thursday, I’ve had one of those days.

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Scratchbrew (CinS Part 1) – The Maths of the RPG (Part 2)

I was going to do Castle Falkenstein second however that is bogged down in technical issues… (there is a reason why in this case and I assure you this is interesting).  However I decided that it would be interesting to look at a system that shows your skill as something that really matters.


FATE is one of the systems that uses the Fudge Dice (+/0/-).  In fact it purely uses 4 of them providing a result of between 4 and -4.

It is the combination of these 4 dice that makes an interesting way of allowing the player to know who they are within the story.

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Scratchbrew (CinS Part 1) – The Maths of the RPG (Part 1)

When you do homebrew and challenge yourself to make something interesting… never expect it to survive the initial format.


I nearly killed off one of my players, instead he ended up with serious injury (I didn’t kill him off outright I just seriously injured him.

This was all down to one thing… MATHS… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

OK, may not sound fun but it can be the difference between life and death.  Look at any game and how the numbers work can change the way the whole system operates.

For this exercise I’m going to use three systems; Castle Falkenstein, FATE and the third (sigh)… Maid RPG.

This has a few tables… this may be one of the more BORING posts… and constantly been adjusted until the print out.

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