Out Now: Favorable Terrain and The Knights of Forced Redemption

Favorable TerrainThe TRAILseeker Patreon continues to offer more options and inspiration for the Pathfinder RPG! The last two weeks have seen the addition of my two latest articles.

“Favorable Terrain” provides more options for your combat-oriented PCs that take advantage of the environment. Each feat provides a significant bonus that makes it easier to deal with environmental factors as well as a smaller bonus that you can use no matter where you are.

“The Knights of Forced Redemption” presents a new organization out to change the outlook of evildoers everywhere…whether they like it or not. Using an array of mind-affecting magic that alters behavior, the order seeks to turn enemies into ally through any means necessary. PCs may find their methods unpalatable and fight against them, or they may decide to join the order with the Redeemer, a new inquisitor archetype.

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Get Greystone Valley for Free!

Greystone Valley

Have you been waiting for the right time to check out Greystone Valley? If so, now’s your chance. From April 1st through April 7th, you can get Greystone Valley as a free eBook on Kobo.com! Explore the world between worlds as the pajama-clad Sarah finds herself thrown into an adventure involving wizards, warlords, and dragons!

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The Pathfinder Playtest: Changes to Come

Pathfinder Playtest

We’re less than five months away from the release of Pathfinder 2ndedition. Folks who participated in the playtest saw a notably changed system, and those who kept up on the regular updates saw the game change even more due to player feedback. After all that, what will the final version look like?

Only the designers know for sure, although fans can expect previews as the hype for the new edition builds. But interviews during and after the playtest, not to mention the update documents themselves, already provide some hints as to what’s coming. Here’s a breakdown of the changes we can definitely expect from 2nd edition.

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Nitpicking Movies: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Prisoner of Azkaban

Like its predecessorHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban marked a potentially perilous place for the film franchise. Chris Columbus chose not to return as director. Richard Harris, who had played a perfect Dumbledore, died before filming began. A new director, a new cast, and a new visual style could have sunk the franchise.

Luckily, the third film of the series made very few missteps. While the style was definitely different from its predecessors, audiences largely enjoyed the changes. This not only turned Prisoner of Azkaban into a success, but laid the groundwork to allow new directors to make each future installment their own.

Yes, the Harry Potter movies seemed to turn every potential problem into a resounding victory. And that’s good – otherwise these nitpicks would seem mean-spirited rather than an opportunity to poke fun at a pretty solid film.

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Out Now: Social Combat

Social Combat

What happens when you want to duel with words instead of swords in the Pathfinder RPG? “Social Combat” provides a simple system to flesh out social encounters, making it so a single die roll doesn’t determine the outcome of a day at court, an interrogation, or another major encounter that uses charisma instead of brawn.

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Out Now: A History of Goblins

A History of Goblins

Want to play a goblin or hobgoblin PC in Pathfinder? The rules for these options already exist, but this article provides fun background tables and additional race traits that you can use to flesh out your character. This article is part of the TRAILseeker Patreon, which means you can get more than 180 other articles by paying only $1!

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Nitpicking Movies: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

After the smashing success of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the franchise needed a strong follow-up. Failure to keep the momentum could have caused the film series to stumble, as happened with Disney’s ill-fated attempt to adapt all seven Chronicles of Narnia. Fortunately, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets did the job well.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets provided a strong second chapter that continued the trend of staying mostly true to the novels that served as source material. It showed that Warner Brothers had struck gold with the casting of Daniel Radcliffe and demonstrated the progressively darker tone that sequels would take.

It also has several things that make me scrunch up my face and go, “Huh?” So, as with its predecessor, I’m going to launch into a series of nitpicks about this film.

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