OSNPC Treasure Hoard #2305
Pathfinder 2e Crunch
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I am all-in on getting back into Pathfinder 2e.
I used to play a lot of Pathfinder 1e and I always loved it. While I think D&D 5e is great, I do, sometimes, miss all the extra detail in Pathfinder.
The interesting thing is that, while PF2e definitely has some crunch, as detailed in this week’s featured video, the more I look at it, the more I realize it is not as complicated as its reputation would have you believe. There are a lot of things that are different, but not necessarily more complex.
News and Updates
Perhaps as a way to distract everyone from the OGL fiasco, Paramount released a new trailer for the D&D movie.
The movie definitely has a Guardians of the Galaxy feel to it, but I think that is a good thing. I don’t know that I will see it in the theater, I don’t go to the movies very much, but I will definitely watch it on streaming.
Wizards not only opened the survey for OGL 1.2, they also got so much negative feedback that they closed it early. Here are the conclusions
The response from the community was so decisive that they closed the survey and scrapped the whole idea.
SRD 5.1 was immediately released under the CC by 4.0 license.
Releasing it is irrevocable. It is done and it is now out of their hands.
The VTT policy was scrapped, but I think this will come back later
Over all this was a victory for the community, but you can bet that Wizards will not be creating any SRDs for 6e. They seem to be using the same playbook that doomed D&D 4e. And I think the results will be the same.
It seems the biggest impact of Wizards’ disaster with the OGL is they drove a ton of business to their main competitor.
The Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook is no longer available on Amazon and I was unable to find used copies. According to a Tweet from Paizo, they sold 8 months worth of inventory in 2 weeks.
And following the news from Wizards, Paizo announced that they are still continuing with the ORC license as they, rightfully, feel that a truly open license shared by the community is the best way forward.
This week I did something I’d never done before. I subscribed to a Paizo subscription.
Each year, Paizo releases about 3 new rulebooks. If you are a rulebook subscriber, then you get a free PDF along with the hardcover of the book. Since I always want the PDF, this is a savings. I will just cancel it if the book I see coming is not one I will care for.
The first book I will be getting is the Treasure Vault. 600 new items. 50 weapons. And 100 alchemical items. I love the stuff so I am really looking forward to this book.
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What To Look For This Week
I will be posting more videos about Pathfinder 2e aimed at those that are coming over from D&D 5e
I am still trying to figure out what to do on Twitch. Love to hear your thoughts on what content I should do over there.
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Until next time.