Pathfinder vs D&D

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What is your preferred version of D&D?

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Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  Lucas.Greene on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:51 am

I remember when it was easy to keep up on D&D news/books because they were only releasing one version at a time. Despite this, it seems like a lot of people who grew up on the classic editions want nothing to do with anything but their favorite version. Now with 4th Edition D&D and Pathfinder both being released in direct competition, there has been even more discussion opened up. So, which version do you prefer? Are you an old school fan, or do you like one of the new versions best?
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Re: Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  Lucas.Greene on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:53 am

My personal preference is currently for Pathfinder. I started playing in 3rd Edition, and it seems like 3.5 and subsequently Pathfinder have just improved on the setup they created with 3rd Edition. Because of that, Pathfinder seems like one of the most refined systems, keeping the old 3E feeling but with a better balance and more initial options for customized characters.
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Re: Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  Sprink on Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:04 pm

I'm currently in a Pathfinder campaign, and I'm really enjoying it. I like that my goblin crossbow fighter is able to hit consistently and deal tons of damage. Nothing quite like 24 Dex at level 6... I kinda want to reroll as a sorceror to try it out, but it is still quite fun being a goblin.

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Re: Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  Lucas.Greene on Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:17 pm

Way to min/max! Razz

I do actually like the way they did the playable monster races in both Pathfinder and 4E, a lot! From what I can tell, the biggest disadvantage you have is that you are not eligible for any racial feats or favored class options. Outside of that, they are all very playable...

...especially kobolds...
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Re: Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  KyleElf on Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:12 am

For 3.5 There were rules set somewhere, that allowed you to play a lot of different monsters from the original manuals I would have to try to find where but I remember seeing it before XD
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Re: Pathfinder vs D&D

Post  Lucas.Greene on Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:52 am

Savage Species was a 3E book that had rules for playing different monsters with a level progression, as well as just providing stat adjustments and level adjust for each monster. I can't recall anything in the 3.5 core that allowed it, but there are a few Dragon Magazine articles that cover specific monsters with level progression (specifically evil dragons).
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