December 10, 2008

Of Pathfinder and Paizo

"What WotC/Hasbro has done is not to bring the fantasy RPG fanbase more closely under its control, but to split it down the middle..." -- Chad Perrin
Most readers of this blog are likely 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons players, as I am. However, I've been curious about Paizo and how Pathfinder "came to be". For some reason this is one thing the RPGaholic in me is lacking a clear understanding of. Well, fortunately I came across a fantastic blog article today that paints a very clear picture of all the ins and outs of Dragon, Dungeon, Pathfinder, Paizo, Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro. I'm speaking of Chad Perrin's "How Paizo Fixed D&D." It reads like a drama, and if you haven't read it already then please check it out right now. Its awesome...

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  1. Huh... I think that it is a HUGE conceit to say that WotC has split the fan base down the middle. I have hope that Paizo will grow and be successful but I find it difficult to believe that half of D&D gamers, or anywhere near that number, will stay with 3.5 for a significant duration. I do hope that enough adopt Paizo products for them to be successful, and I think they have already proven that they can make that happen. As for me, I'm a 4e fan, and a 3.5 fan, and maybe even a Pathfinder fan.

  2. I'm with you Dar - a fan of it all. But currently I'm _playing_ 4E and have no plans to go back to 3.5; Chad's article was just so damn interesting to me ... I didn't know the backstory of how Paizo came to be.


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