Category Archives: Player Advice

Dirty Little Secret (Secrecy in RPGs)

Recently a friend asked us, “As a PC do you enjoy keeping secrets from other players?” We offered up some answers and seemed to have some disagreements about the nature of secrecy in RPGs. Not 24-hours later another GM lamented … Continue reading

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Blood Bank (Design Notes: Bloodborn)

Often we at Lost Spheres like to keep our magic things well… magical and mysterious, but in the modern gaming environment sometimes a GM or player wants to “see the math” on our homework, and we assure our fans that we … Continue reading

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Queen of Peace (5 Small Sanctuaries for Big Cons)

Not everyone who likes going to conventions likes convention crowds. And for some it isn’t an issue of like or dislike, it is a simple issue of capacity. Introverts often feel anxiety, fear, or massive energy drains in large crowds. … Continue reading

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Danger! High Voltage

Getting ready for GenCon, a lot of people get nervous or frustrated because they want to participate in the new events for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game organized play but “can’t.” They don’t have characters that match a scenario or friends character’s level ranges. … Continue reading

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Side to Side (Being the PC who ISN’T in the limelight…)

Sometimes the Hero’s Journey only has room for one Mulan or Arthur. In these instances in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game we are at best lucky to have a seat at the Round Table or make a getaway with the Merry … Continue reading

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Battle Cry (The Art of Gish – 3pp Upgrades)

In yesterday’s look at gish combat, that is melee combat spellcasters, we only really considered core Paizo options. Adding the world of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game’s third party publishers there are a lot more viable options to make melee-casters. In fact … Continue reading

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Strike a Match (Melee Casters and the Art of Gish)

A user in the Paizo forums recently lamented that they were having difficulty with the concept of a non-hybrid (no magus, warpriest, etc…) melee-focused caster. They lamented the dilema of buffs to be effective vs. contribution to conflict and felt … Continue reading

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