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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:55 PM
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I've had a couple of people tell me that its the "good version" of D&D before Wizards radically changed the rules. Is it a setting or a ruleset with optional settings?
Pathfinder is a ruleset. They have at least one specific add-on setting, but I've not kept up. (And I only have the then-free beta.) The rules do imply a default setting, as well, slightly different from the default of D&D 3.x.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Bleh.

Old School, all the way!!!

Anything beyond 2nd Edition AD&D I considered to be a waste of my time.

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Bleh.

Old School, all the way!!!

Anything beyond 2nd Edition AD&D I considered to be a waste of my time.

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I used to feel that way. Then, I gave d20 a fair shot.

The d20 system is really a great set of rules. It's well thought out, highly adaptable, and it's one of those games you can play without having the need to house rule, if you want to.

If you haven't tried it, then I'd say you're missing out.
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Hasn't D&D always used a 20 sided die? I've not heard or seen other iterations of the system without it.
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Hasn't D&D always used a 20 sided die? I've not heard or seen other iterations of the system without it.
No. Original Edition could be played (if you had Chainmail) with nothing but d6's. It provided for a d20 for combat, but since many players couldn't get them, the use of d6's only was, for a while, part of D&D.
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Bleh.

Old School, all the way!!!

Anything beyond 2nd Edition AD&D I considered to be a waste of my time.

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Then you haven't played the edition Gary liked. It what 3rd would have been if WotC hadn't bought D&D
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No. Original Edition could be played (if you had Chainmail) with nothing but d6's. It provided for a d20 for combat, but since many players couldn't get them, the use of d6's only was, for a while, part of D&D.
Neat. I didn't know. Then again I never did much D&D.
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Hasn't D&D always used a 20 sided die? I've not heard or seen other iterations of the system without it.
If you're asking because of the reference to the "d20" System, that set of mechanics, with Feats and Skills, did not appear until D&D 3E. They let everybody use their ruleset, so it was named the d20 System.

When someone uses the term "d20" or "d20 System", they're talking about D&D 3E inspired rules.

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Pathfinder is pretty much the go-to game up here. So much so that when I try to get other games (read: non-d20) going noone responds, or beg off citing work or life.
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If you're asking because of the reference to the "d20" System, that set of mechanics, with Feats and Skills, did not appear until D&D 3E. They let everybody use their ruleset, so it was named the d20 System.

When someone uses the term "d20" or "d20 System", they're talking about D&D 3E inspired rules.

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Well, I remember the old basic red rule book with the five year old-ish cover art, I believe a d20 was used in there, and that only a few select other games actually used a d20....Tunnels and Trolls comes to mind.

Like I say though, it's been a while.
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