I am sure that one day, while I was reading one of my Pathfinder core rule books that I came across a rule that I really wanted to try. It was to do with NPC progression through levels and guess what? I cannot find it anymore!
The rule essentially looked directly at simplifying the NPC’s progression to make the GM’s life a little easier. It was in the vain that while players leveled up they pick up magic items as well as bonuses from classes etc. This idea did not replace the bonuses from classes but it did look directly at replacing the magic item accumulation of the NPC.
|I’m not fine, I am being driven mad.|
The rule was in place as it realised that a GM has a lot of things to do and therefore this was a great simplification to reduce bookwork. Plus doing it this way meant that you did not need to know every single magic item that was in existence and invest that time pouring over my Pathfinder tomes into more worthwhile efforts.
It basically suggested looking at the class level of the character in question and applying a formula that added to their armour class and damage in such a way that would represent them getting better armour or protective items and improving your ability to deal damage etc.
But of course, as infuriating as it is, I CAN’T FIND THE RULE. I am actually beginning to believe that I may have actually dreamed up the rule in a Pathfinder inspired dream! I have spent my past four months of working on the weekend looking over my paper and electronic rules to try and find the rule again but to no avail. So I have decided to write about it in this blog.
I do this for two reasons;
- It vents my frustration!
- Perhaps I was not dreaming the rule and one of you fine folk also liked it, put it into use, and know where it comes from.
|And the collection has grown since this photo!|