Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bought the Pathfinder RPG Hardvcover today.

I got a copy of the hardcover in Connecticut from a Borders bookstore.

I had to drive an hour to get it, and it apparently is the only bookstore of the major chains (Borders and Barnes & Noble) in about 150 miles that is going to get one in any time soon---and this store only got ONE in.

The thing is so heavy I had to strap it in with a seatbelt, so in case I stopped short it wouldn't blast through my engine block.

I'll take a look through it this weekend and let you all know my thoughts. I know it is definitely well worth picking it up, even if, like me, you have the pdf. There is just something about having a book to read and understand something. The pdf is good as a reference once you learn it, but to learn and get it I think that for me a book is a must.


  1. I'm like you in that I have a hard time learning a game by reading a .pdf. I need something to hold. I guess this makes sense. Tactile learning is important in education.

  2. It's a beast, isn't it?

    Our B&N store here had one, but it's gone now. Not sure if more are coming or not--might be not until the November reprint.

  3. It's a good thing they don't charge by the pound for this book or it would have been more expensive. I was lucky to get a 25% off coupon on Free RPG Day from my gaming store. I had the coupon for a while wasn't sure what to get. Originally I had no intentions of getting the $50 books, but then I had that coupon ready to expire in a couple of days I thought what the heck.

    Don't get a hernia lugging that thing around. And keep it away from small objects, its big enough to have its own gravitational pull.

  4. Oh, it is not that bad. It is about the same size as Ptolus, the World's Largest Dungeon or Hero 5th Ed (or 'Fred' as we like to call him). Heavy game books are nothing new.

    It is no fun that people are having trouble tracking a copy down though . . .


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