Day 26: Which RPG provides the most useful resources?
These days, with the exception of those games we have in development, I am all but exclusively a Dungeons & Dragons guy. It’s what my friends prefer, and while I’d be more than happy to play other genres, I love D&D and its 5th Edition rule-set.
My primary beef with Wizards of the Coast is their cautious approach. A company that I feel is a model for how a game company should be, aggressive and ambitious, is Paizo. Now they don’t always make the best choices, in my opinion, but they have a clear, branded message and veritable mountain of merchandise and resources to delve into.
I do not play Pathfinder, but I sure do buy my fair share of their stuff. In my gaming arsenal I have a ton of Pathfinder minis (especially Pathfinder goblins), pawns, map packs, and flip-maps.
I own the corebook, bestiaries, and several of their adventure paths, modules, and campaign settings.
I read their comics (while avoiding the recent D&D books), have read a few of their novels, and have decks of cards and other useful odds and ends.
They have apps, an active web presences, and online resources that are above and beyond.
It’s really a shame I can’t stand the overly bogged down bloat of the 3.5 Edition rules, but they get plenty of my money because they’re giving me what, I think, Wizards should — stuff, stuff, and more stuff.
Wizards is seemingly coming around. The thing is, they seem just a little bit too greedy. I’m looking at you D&D Beyond.
So, yeah, Paizo seems to be the best at providing what players want and need. Hopefully, Wizards is getting the hint.