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I think when my current D&D campaigns come to an end, I might take a little break from the 5e ruleset and switch back to Pathfinder for a bit as it's been years since I've touched Paizo's system. Barely had a chance to run anything in PF2e when it came out as none of my friends were interested in it at the time.

Got almost all the PF1 adventure path books & modules on my shelf from when I was subscribed to their monthly releases, plus a quite a few of their flipmat packs and cardstock minis.
 
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at least the party will be creating interesting situations :) and back stories remenissing in the local tavern :D
nice to see a pathfinder player, im guessing you've been playing a long time? started on P1?
Yes, been playing Pathfinder for about 9 years so used to the system. I think that's why I find D&D 5th so bland in comparison.
I think my only criticism of Baldurs Gate 3 is that it uses 5th so character generation and leveling up is lacking when you look at all the options that Pathfinder has.

Tried P2 which I liked but we have all the material for P1 so sticking with that.
 
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not sure if people have seen this or not but may be worth a look for the remote players:
Roll20 bundle

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Warhammer bundle
 
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Start my can't wait to have session 1 of my brand new campaign with new people.

The DM must be super well off has he has a games building on his huge plot.

The building just for games is nicer than my house! :D

Its got a TV in the games table.. That's the level of it!



Seems like a really nice bunch and haven't played a campaign in ages. So can't wait.

Playing a class and race I've never played before.
 
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@413x Have you had your first session yet or still waiting? If so how did it go.

I'm a newbie and my previous attempt to start playing peter'd out when the DM had to drop out. Just had Session 0 for a new group and campaign. Looking forward to learning the game (5e).
 
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@413x Have you had your first session yet or still waiting? If so how did it go.

I'm a newbie and my previous attempt to start playing peter'd out when the DM had to drop out. Just had Session 0 for a new group and campaign. Looking forward to learning the game (5e).
Its tonight actually.
So excited. I've played my new character in a one shot. But 3 of the others (inc my gf) have chosen different characters. So we get to meet as new characters.

Me and the girl in white are our characters and we know each other in game.
My gf with the gun and the 2 on the right all have new characters. The guy in the back joined that session as a one off (son of the DM)

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As you can see below.. Apart from the cleric, no one is "tough/strong"
No rogue, no barbarian lol. Going to be interesting!

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If you want any advice/help let me know! Who are you playing?
 
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We're playing 5e on an old setting called Mystara using a really old Forgotten Realms module. The DM is keeping it quite vanilla in keeping with the Mystara setting. I'm going to be playing a human rogue, other players haven't decided yet. One of the things I like about the campaign is he's keeping some of the choices narrow which for a complete newbie like me should help.
 
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We're playing 5e on an old setting called Mystara using a really old Forgotten Realms module. The DM is keeping it quite vanilla in keeping with the Mystara setting. I'm going to be playing a human rogue, other players haven't decided yet. One of the things I like about the campaign is he's keeping some of the choices narrow which for a complete newbie like me should help.

How funny. My first ever character was a human rogue too.
I avoided magic because it was just too much to learn for me.

My biggest error was playing it too much like a computer game. I looked forward to the battles and not the role play.
With a rogue you don't have to do much role play of you're new and can watch other people. I found that useful. There's less admin and things to remember (except sneak attack.. Really important).



As you can see I've done a 180. Playing a bard! :D

I was always intrigued by a bard. But was too scared to commit to a campaign. So tried her in a one shot and absolutely love her. Not sure if the party will though. I was concerned I'd get bored in battles. But leiriana was a bit of a bombshell in the one shot. As events transpired she nearly caused the mission to fail. (basically she got mind controlled and party tried to save her.. But she saw it as being attacked so she used her own spells against her team.. I'll say this.. Hypnotic pattern on a college of eloquence bard is strong!

In the big battle she had nearly every enemy incapacitated. She knows sleep and hypnotic pattern (level 5 one shot). Enough said.


I love reading about items and spells now. I love all the little details. Doing the back story. It was all so hard early days. But more you play easier it gets.


Hope your group is good. I've played with some terrible and amazing groups. Obviously it changes the game completely!
 
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Well after a few hiccups with fellas from America not knowing what GMT is we finally got started. Only 4 players which is a little short for the campaign so the DM is reducing the encounters to compensate. The group is good certainly more amiable than the abortive group I was previously with (1 session). A very combat and encounters heavy first session which from my perspective as a complete newbie was welcome and it allowed the group to build some rapport as we played. So looking forward to continuing the campaign.
 
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