When Wizards of the Coast moved Dungeons & Dragons to a new edition and a more tightly-controlled gaming license in 2008, it created a divide in the role-playing industry. While many got on board with 4th edition D&D, others thought that 3rd edition still had some life to it and could last for a while longer with some love and care. The result is Pathfinder, a game from Paizo Publishing that revised and streamlined 3rd edition D&D without negating backwards compatibility.
The material here is usable for the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game or for those sticking to 3rd edition D&D. Pathfinder is still a game about epic fantasy, where wizards battle dragons, warriors wield magic swords, and so on. It just has a different name now.
- Bestiary: New monsters and conversions of creatures from other games.
- Character Gallery: NPCs who can serve as allies or enemies in any campaign.
- Aewen Rhevara: A priestess who was forced down the path toward enlightenment and who might be willing to give it all up for one big treasure hoard.
- Claude the Clydesdale: Yes, this is a real character in one of my Pathfinder games. Don’t judge me!
- Mirys Wandstar: An elven wizard seeking the secrets of life and death.
- Olivia Tarling: A woman who began as a cook and has now turned into a competent adventurer.
- The Red Mage: A mortal man possessed by the spirit of a dead dragon that terrified even the gods.
- Sparrowwood: An Amazonian elf who has lost her tribe.
- Tarvi: A retired adventurer who is happier running her jewelry shop than running through dungeons.
- Class Archetypes: Some alternative classes for those who want to go off the beaten path.
- Humor: Showing off the quirkiness in the game and its heritage.
- Audrey II: The evil plant from Little Shop of Horrors, statted up using the Pathfinder rules.
- The Bride to Be: A new template that in no way reflects any wedding planning experience I have ever had.
- Mattress of Significant Comfort: A good night’s sleep will only cost you your immortal soul.
- The Room of Death: You walk into a room. It kills you.
- The Treasure Trove: A collection of new magic items.
- The Elderstaff: A chaotic staff imbued with the essence of an epic-level druid.
- The Eye of Istar: An artifact created from the eye of the greatest diviner in history.
- The Scabbard of the Four Spirits: A magical scabbard that imbues a blade with the properties of lost spirits.
- The Shroud of Unfinished Business: A magical cloak for those who refuse to let death stop them.
- The Sword of Lorinth: An intelligent weapon with an insatiable thirst for adventure.
- The Truthful Harp: A powerful item in the hand of any bard…as long as she stays honest.
- Converting the Night Below: Some tips and advice about converting Night Below: An Underdark Campaign to Pathfinder or 3rd/4th edition D&D.
- Gods of Niiran: An alternate pantheon usable for Pathfinder campaigns.
- Shaking up Assumptions: Creating a Setting by Tweaking Race and Class Lists: A demonstration of how changing the base races and classes available in a game can radically alter the setting.
- Pathfinder Fantasy Adventures: Descriptions from my attempt to use Pathfinder as an educational tool.