We now have TWO go-to tabletop roleplaying games in the Guild: Pathfinder RPG and Dungeons & Dragons!
I think 5th Edition of D&D is really good. And Pathfinder RPG and the new D&D each have their own strengths. Here’s a short breakdown:
Dungeons & Dragons:
- More-streamlined, more-elegant rules
- Easier to learn, easier to run
- Characters of different levels can play together more easily, but high-level characters are less powerful
- Many more character options
- More complicated rules, can be difficult to learn and to run (especially at higher levels)
- Characters and monsters get more powerful
For the first few weeks, half of the NEW players will start with Pathfinder RPG, and the other half will play D&D. After the first few weeks, the new players can play what they want.
I expect all the returning students will want to stick with Pathfinder RPG because it’s more familiar. But I encourage all of you to try BOTH games. The rule of having only one character at a time applies to each system: you may have one active Pathfinder RPG and one active D&D character.