Tag Archives: metabalance

Two is Better Than One (Altered State: Spell Sourcing)

Sometimes a gaming group in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game wants to engage a party that diverges from the normal metabalance of the game. Frequently this arises when a majority of the party (or all of it) want to play spellcasters. … Continue reading

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Forever (Permissive Gaming Example: Eternal Mage)

Recently we mentioned kineticist as a clear outer edge for balance and its usefulness in evaluating a third party class for inclusion in your home game. Today we want to give an example of such an balance evaluation for a … Continue reading

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Limitless – (Kineticist and the Metagame)

Many Pathfinder Roleplaying Game groups espouse strict “Paizo-only” source guidlines, banning or restricting Third Party products on the principle of balance. Yet so many people can’t seem get a grasp on what that means. Often times “It’s not balanced” is … Continue reading

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Instant Crush (PFS Party Metabalance)

With conventions gearing up for the summer, it might be time to look at party metabalance for “instant parties” and other blind dates. Pathfinder Society offers an unprecedented amount of options for character creation and puts player first in this … Continue reading

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Team (A-Visit to the Buffet: Synergist)

Yesterday we discussed the divine channeler as a potential “fifth wheel” class of the “buff-er” or support role. A great support character can fill in for missing character roles or make the going much easier on a larger party. We’ll be looking at some of the … Continue reading

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All I Need is a Miracle (A Visit to the Buff-et: Divine Channeler)

Yesterday we discussed the aether blade as a potential “fifth wheel” class of the “buff-er” or support role. A great support character can fill in for missing character roles or make the going much easier on a larger party. We’ll be looking at some of the … Continue reading

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All You Can Eat (A Visit to the Buff-et)

Back when we discussed party metabalance we addressed the concept of the “fifth wheel”. This character is  the “nice to have” role in the party that sometimes can cover so well as to let a core role go entirely unfilled. … Continue reading

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