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It Builds Character #3: King Arthur Pendragon 5.1

Welcome to the third in an occasional series called It Builds Character in which I use the character generation rules of various tabletop role-playing games to create a character and attempt to flesh them out into something distinctive. 3,225 more words


Making the List (Countdown to PaizoCon: 9)

With just over a week to go til PaizoCon, it is a good day to talk about the List. Not the checklist of travel sundries (we will be getting to that), or the costs for your trip (though keep track as needed), or even the schedule of your events (but you will need that)… No, today we talk about the List of CHARACTERS you are taking for any games you intend to participate in! 1,027 more words

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

No Air (Exploring Vacuum Builds)

Isolation from the rest of the group is a danger to any player character braving the depths of a dungeon. “Don’t split the party,” is a mantra for most groups. 1,143 more words

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Fight Song (GM Responsiveness to the Fighter)

We have heard an awful lot about “fighter vs.caster disparity” and “the problems” with the melee classed characters in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. And while we have discussed the… 1,132 more words

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Burning Wheel: Pathing Out A Life

Lifepaths are a rarely explored method of character generation (chargen). Cutting up a character’s life into a series of stages and combining them can lead to some very evocative, dynamic, and real characters. 594 more words


Creating Nonbinary Characters

When I started creating the characters for the Templar novels, I knew I wanted the crew of the Veracity to include a variety of different sorts of people. 1,567 more words

The Dangerous Type

Future Starts Slow - (Character Generation Inspiration)

Game is starting in a few days but you haven’t the foggiest idea of what to play. We have all been there, character generation paralysis. Maybe your prior character died suddenly or the game ended due to an out-of-game conflict (like schedule or arguments). 677 more words

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game