RPG Challenge, Day Seven

Favorite Edition

I have no interest in sparking off an edition war, so let me be clear that I am stating a personal preference, not making a claim for universal superiority.
Even if I decide the question is: “What is your favorite edition of all rpgs that you ever played, even if it’s the first edition of something that only has one?” the answer is still Pathfinder.
First, I have loved the progression of the d20 rules engine, and I am a fan of many of its games. I’ll happily play me some M&M, 13th Age, 5th Ed D&D, SpyCraft… but my favorite remains Pathfinder. It gives me the crunch level I want so different choices have a different impact on the reality of the game (as defined by the rules). It had customization and flexibility I want. It serves as a strong framework for many different styles of game, and it allows players and designers to focus on different areas. Such things are always compromises, and Pathfinder makes exactly the choices I want it to 90% of the time.
I am also a fan of the fans of the game, enjoy playing it with friends, love the enthusiasm of PFS volunteers, and like the company that makes it.
I might be biased, of course, but I was saying the same things 2 years ago, before I ended up simultaneously working for three companies that produce Pathfinder game material, including Paizo itself. :):D


About okcstephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the publisher and lead genius of Rogue Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps.

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