Monday, March 18, 2013

Pathfinder's Double Dipping

I still am not playing RPGs regularly, but I've got some plans in the works for the fall. At any rate, I was looking at Pathfinder and D&D 3.5 again because those are systems that people still play and seem to enjoy.

One of my problems, however, is the double dipping for conceptual material. Take, for example, Pathfinde's Oracle ( The Oracle is, more or less, Pathfinders' divine version of the Sorcerer. It is thematically akin to 4e's Invoker: a prophet, divinely touched by the gods for an often unknown purpose. But what really gets to me is the fact that they have spells in addition to a set of powers based on their chosen mystery.