Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Random Bits: Mordenkainen, Champions Now, Cypher System and Pathfinder 2.0

I've been lite on posts for a while as external life matters make time precious, so here's a "quick thoughts" blog to see how some short post obsevations work....

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

First, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes is amazing and any D&D 5E fan needs to check it out. It's thick with ideas, monsters and also contains some material reprinted from the scenario books, meaning you don't need to access (say) Out of the Abyss if you need Orcus's stats.

Champions Now

This is a thing, being done by the man behind the enigmatic Forge site where people analyze games to the point where they stop being fun. I kid! Sorta. But that doesn't mean Ron Edwards isn't the right man to start a Kickstarter bringing back Champions in approximately it's 3rd incarnation from the late 80's, an interesting concept which I feel I must back to see how it all works out.

Cypher System

Playing Genesys Core got me sufficiently intrigued about other recent generic systems I have ignored that I decided to revist Cypher Core. Something happened not long after: the system "clicked" for me and now I am very keen on running it soon. More to come!

Pathfinder 2.0

The more I read this never-ending thread over at the more I grow weary of the entire concept. I need to stay away from all playtest posts, they are killing my interest in whatever Pathfinder is polymorphing in to.

1 comment:

  1. Let me know what you think of Cypher? It wasn't action-oriented enough for me and mine (I thought I would love flat damage) and it was a bit like FATE to me, a bit too mechanics driven for what in my mind should be a light system.

    I really think Paizo is miscalculating on PF2. I think the 3.x grognards don't want it and the new players they hope to attract will go to 5E. I think they should truly look at converting some older Adventure Paths to 5E to see how they would sell.

    I'm digging Geneysis, but now I'm thinking of running Star Wars.