Friday, September 18, 2009


Shedding light on how big a nerd I am. September 18, 2009 Posted by Mookie
I had originally planned for a big, impressive image for the Akta to match the scope of Luna's encounter with the Nakta, but in the end the image of tiny little sparkles of light tickling her was just funnier.

Ever since my copy of Pathfinder arrived in the mail I've been flipping through it and checking it out to the best of my ability. It's going to take a while because it's a pretty massive book, but I can easily say this... Pathfinder is everything I wanted Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition to be, from content to presentation. This is the kind of tabletop roleplaying game I grew up playing.

D&D 4th Edition is a fun game, I admit, but it feels more like a board game than anything else. Even the books read and look like video game manuals. There just feels like there was something missing. Pathfinder took everything I loved about the old rule system and polished it right up.

The following paragraph will make no sense to you if you haven't played Dungeons & Dragons in the past. You've been warned.

It's great to be able to play a half-orc that's not just a big, stupid brute. I love how even more versatile Bards have become and they can kill you with laughter. The bloodline options for Sorcerers are awesome. There are actual, different benefits for being different kinds of specialist Wizards, even the universalist kind! The rules for Grappling don't require you to have a PhD in mathematics. Now if a Paladin decides to Smite you, you're basically screwed.

But I don't miss THAC0... and if you know what THAC0 is you're at least as big a nerd as I am.

Okay. I'm done.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out. Big time.