Since my last post on Pathfinder, we’ve had our first session together, though it was just an organizing session. We did it over Zoom, which managed to work out OK, with only minor glitches. I had to bail out early, due to another commitment, so I’m not sure how it ended.
It turns out that we’re going to use the Pathfinder first edition rules. The stuff I got for $5 in the Pathfinder Humble bundle last week, and which I’ve been reading, is all second edition, so that’s a bit of a bummer. It seems like first edition is closer to the old AD&D rules, so I guess that’s good, since AD&D is what I already (kinda) know.
So, now, I’m looking at the first edition rules. Technically, everything I need should be at the Archives of Nethys site. But I’m an old man and I like books, so I went ahead and bought the PDFs for the Core Rulebook and the Strategy Guide. Those were $20 each, so now I’ve spent another $40 on this game. The Core Rulebook is 576 pages, and the Strategy Guide is 162 pages, so I’ve now got a lot to read. I’ve also been watching this YouTube playlist to try to get a head start. (The videos are corny, but useful.) My big task for now is creating a character. I think I ought to be able to do that this week.
I’ve also spent $2 on the Dice by PCalc app for my iPhone, rather than trying to find a set of real dice. I’m trying to avoid spending too much money on this game, but I guess I’ve spent around $50 so far.