Are you looking to pick up a new tabletop RPG this year, for… any reason (maybe connected to the OGL debacle with D&D 5e)? Paizo’s Pathfinder 2e might be the smoothest transition for you. Join Anna and Jakub as they try to tell you why – while surviving a cat stampede and a step-dancing dog.
Delve deep into intrigues, rumors, and scandals present on any court deserving the name. Get involved in complex schemes and power struggles, entertain the courtiers, and partake in libations and discussions. Whether you prefer to witness, facilitate, or stop political upheavals, this deck will keep you busy.
Despite us being incredibly busy with the incoming releases of Incitatus and Aphelion Toolkit Core itself, I still make time to write a blog – especially if I want to keep things up to date about the testing progress.
So yeah, the playtest goes on, and it’s time to resolve the cliffhanger from the previous blog. In the previous episode, Folas Adzana, a would-be paladin ends up in trouble with his organization before he even got to start his duty. Ambition and wounded pride led Folas to try to steal a tome of forbidden knowledge, but his plan was foiled by an old rival.
Despite Dawnwhisper being vastly more powerful than our hero, we managed to take him out – just barely.
That being said, we have no time to escape the guild’s dungeons, as the guards arrive to capture our exhausted protagonist.
As the production of Aphelion Toolkit’s Core ruleset book is coming to an end, the testing is moving forward with increased intensity. We’re not only running a group test in a completely procedurally-generated fantasy world but also several solo test campaigns. Aphelion is meant to be equally playable traditionally with a game master as a solo game, so it’s important to thoroughly crash test it before release. Mixing strategy board game design with a tabletop RPG is tricky, and making it work with minimal prep and oversight is even trickier, after all.