A Quick And Easy Way To Dive Into The Pathfinder RPG

Posted by October 17, 2017 Comment

I have a confession to make. As nerdy as I was growing up, I wasn’t 100% stereotypical nerd. I loved comics, kept a list of all the ones I had. Loved Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, the whole thing. I also read a lot… mysteries and military fiction. But the thing that kept me from going full-geek… I liked sports and didn’t play Dungeons & Dragons. When I got with my friends, we played catch in the street, never grabbing a sword and facing off against a level six gnoll. I didn’t even try playing until I was in my twenties and that was maybe two nights worth. But over the last couple years I got back into reading and trying for fantasy novels and playing World of Warcraft for the last decade made me start to wonder about RPGs. Now, I’m in a D&D group and having a blast.Pathfinder

One of the things the DM is doing is mixing in some piece from Pathfinder. Which got me curious about that world as well. Then I ran the story this week about the new Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle and decided to buy it. I’ve seen the comics before, read a few. They’re good. But I was more interested in the gaming side of the deal. At the $1 level you get the Pathfinder Roleplaying Digital Beginners Box, which alone is worth much more than a dollar… but you also digitally get the core rule book, character portfolio, society roleplaying guide, The Cost of Enlightenment book and a few maps to play on. 

At the $8 level you also digitally get a strategy guide, a bestiary, a games master guide and the adventures Crypt of the Everflame, Goblins of Golarian, and Magnimar, City of Monuments. Plus more maps. I know these aren’t physical copies, but all the information you need to play is there and you can put them on your table or laptop. 

Now at the $15 level you get a bunch more digital adventures including Heart of the Jungle, Masks of the Living Dead, City of the Golden Death, Blood of the Night, Rule of Fear, Blood of the Moon , Classic Horrors Revisited and Undead Revisited. Plus more maps. 

The next level is the $25 level and value wise you could justify that alone with the digital copy of Year of the Risen Rune which is a pack of 26 different adventures. There’s also Classic Treasures revisited and six more maps. And that’s along with over 100 digital comics.

And then there is the physical level at $45 where you get everything above plus five unpainted miniatures of Red Sonja, Tarzan, John Carter, Tars Tarkas and a Starfinder Masterclass preview figure. Plus 4 physical comics.

Now, like I said above, I’m just getting into role-playing, but this seems like hell of a deal for anyone who plays Pathfinder. Even if you have some of the items, having digital copies just makes a lot of sense so you can take them with you, etc. Also, watching my DM work in some of the Pathfinder stuff into the D&D world seems pretty seamless. It’s definitely worth checking out at least. $667 worth of digital gaming books and comics for the asking price is a bargain.

(Last Updated October 17, 2017 4:48 pm )

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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