Misguided Geek’s first Pathfinder Campaign.
As a reminder, I recently joined a Pathfinder campaign, this again is my first experience with a table top RPG, and will be chronicling what will be a muti-month campaign here.
This first scenario, named First Steps, Part 1 serves as an introduction to the Pathfinder society, and to the world where we will quest. Myself and my four compatriots were charged with completing a variety of task by sun down. These were fairly basic missions which we embarked upon, and we were able to make it through all of them… mainly successful. Without going through a detailed summary, the missions were presented in such a way as to allow us to experience various types of interaction in the game, as well these first few meet ups will present the various factions which we will have the opportunity to join down the road. There was some diplomacy and problem solving, a puzzle mission, and of course combat.
After this first experience with this type of game play, I have some thoughts. The most difficult part of this experience at first was the role play mechanics. I had a hard time with speaking as my character, thinking like my character, and indeed playing as my character. It can also be hard to take the game play serious, especially when someone else is asking ridiculous questions to the game master who is acting out the role of an NPC. What made it easier was playing with a group of seasoned gamers, and having a great GM. After the first scenario, I was invested and really enjoying my character.
Its obvious that I am still a novice. I haven’t quite figured out what questions to ask, or what strengths my character really brings to the group. Im utterly useless when it comes to combat mechanics, and I really rely on recommendations from the group about how I should be moving and attacking. But, even with my deficiencies, I am beginning to understand the game, and I am truly looking forward to our next meet up.