Sunday, April 27, 2008

Death by Clockwork

I can be accused of being something of a Paizo fanboy, mostly because they understand layout better than just about anybody in the RPG business and exercise top-notch customer service. However, not being much of a fan of 3.x D&D, I haven't actually played any of their adventures as written.

Graham over at has, and while he seems mostly happy with things, he's got some serious issues with the second book of the "Rise of the Runelords" series:

Lessons learned:

  • Book 1 (Burnt Offerings) spoiled me. It was a very well-made adventure, with only one major problem (the Quasit’s AC). Similarly, the first half of Book 2 was pretty good, aside from the ghouls/scarecrows that were boring and repetitive. But once we hit Magnimar, well, it’s like they were padding for word count.
  • On a similar note, I need to make sure I check stats before running the games. ACs in particular seem to be an issue for the Pathfinder folks, as evidenced by the Lamia Matriarch and the Quasit.

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