Not that I have been posting for a while (what with the dead site and all), but I have been actively running a brand new group of players thru the Pathfinder campaign module The Rise of the Runelords, since approximately June 2016. Â It started out as a small group of my son’s friends, and rapidly grew into a significant group of 10 players. Â Some kids, some adults, all new to roleplaying.
Originally, we started with the Cypher system (from Monte Cook Games), mainly as a more basic system, easier to learn, without focusing on mechanics. Â The group took to the story and game very well, and by the end of the first chapter of the campaign both they and I were eager for something with a bit more crunch. Â As a result, I converted them over to true Pathfinder, and so far we have not looked back.
The group consists of 10 of the Paizo Pathfinder Iconics – Ezren, Valeros, Kyra, Harsk, Ameri, Merisiel, Seelah, Sajan, Lem, and Lini, along with Lini’s pet panther. Â Though they started off with the “official” character at level 4, they have since advanced and been customized independently as the player has learned and expressed changes in interest.
Although I am definitely lacking in terms of story logs and write-ups, the group is having a blast, and the kids can’t seem to get enough. Â I continue to be impressed by their ability to catch and remember all of the minor details, frequently much better than my own memory, and I am the one filling in a lot of the details.