Pathfinder in Mystara!

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Pathfinder in Mystara!

Post by Doc Chaos » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:31 am

Not looking for a conversion. More like a reskinning. A lot of new stuff from Pathfinder needs to be Incorporated in to Mystara.
Does anybody else use Pathfinder in Mystara?

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Post by agathokles » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:26 pm

I've played briefly in a Pathfinder adventure set in Mystara. It's not that difficult, since Pathfinder is really flexible. Obviously, there's going to be tons of Pathfinder classes and archetypes that don't really have a match in Mystara. However, some of them can be seen as simply being variant of existing concepts -- e.g., Warpriests are not conceptually too different from standard Clerics, Magi can fit the Mystaran Elf template, especially if armor-wearing archetypes are used, etc.
In general, it's probably easier to work on a case by case basis -- i.e., if a player wants to play a specific type of Mystaran character, you can look at how to translate it in Pathfinder, and vice versa. For NPCs, I'd just stick to the basics, possibly making a standard selection for typical NPCs (e.g., Mystaran Elf -> Myrmidarch Magus, Mystaran Cleric -> Crusader Cleric).

If you want to spend more time, you can try to find correspondences for more archetypes. For Clerics and other divine casters it is relatively easy -- just find an Immortal that match the general outlook of that character archetype, and say that the archetype corresponds to a specialist priest (or Paladin/Avenger) of that Immortal. Fighters and other non-casters usually map relatively easily on a culture. Arcane spellcasters may be more complex, but you should be able to map, e.g., Sorcerer Bloodlines to specific origins.

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Post by Tim Baker » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:49 pm

Good advice. Thanks!
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Re: Pathfinder in Mystara!

Post by Havard » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 pm

I have a few of the Pathfinder rulebooks, but I haven`t run any games with the system because most of my players seem to prefer 5E, at least for now. I would be interested in hearing more suggestions about adaptations though.

My 3E/4E/5E Product List thread does include Pathfinder titles that could be particularly useful for Mystara DMs.

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Re: Pathfinder in Mystara!

Post by Cthulhudrew » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Doc Chaos wrote:Not looking for a conversion. More like a reskinning. A lot of new stuff from Pathfinder needs to be Incorporated in to Mystara.
Does anybody else use Pathfinder in Mystara?
Any specifics on the "new stuff" you're thinking you'd like to see incorporated? How new is new? I would love to brainstorm with you, but I'm not sure where the baseline to start is from your perspective.
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Re: Pathfinder in Mystara!

Post by Doc Chaos » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:19 am

Well, for one how the Pathfinder classes relate to the setting and geography. I just went through Alphatia while reading Spheres of Power and would love to fold that in some kind of way. Psionics too. Don't forget Occult.
There is a city in Alphatia with a subway of sorts. Got a mechanic class that will fit right in for dungeon delve!

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