Jun 232010

SORD PF is either the boiled down distillate of basic combat mechanics for Pathfinder, or a GM’s shield on steroids and a half-gallon of high test coffee. The stated goal is to reduce combat time by 15 minutes per encounter and I can see where this will deliver.

Gone are the days of flipping through a 575 page core rule book. At 36 pages of usable material, SORD PF takes all the frustration out of finding how to break out of a grapple, or just how much damage a 7th level Cleric will do to undead when they channel energy.

Weapons tables, skill checks, movement, special attacks, fire and lava damage – it’s all here. As an added bonus the PDF is completely bookmarked so in electronic format it’s a snap to find a topic area, or simply CTRL-F to find that specific bit of info you need for your grapple zealous Bard or the fighter who’s stumbled in to a nest of acid spitting lava golem.

I find the PDF to be the way to go electronically. CTRL-F works on both it and the Pathfinder SRD, but it searches the whole shebang in the PDF and does it faster.  Plus I can print it out for the PC’s who don’t get PC’s.

This is worth the cover price of $4.95 to be able to honestly speed up your encounters, keeping them fun and a lot less frustrating.

[tags]rpg, role playing games, sord, review, pathfinder[/tags]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

  One Response to “SORD (System Operational Reference Digest) for Pathfinder. Oh Hell Yes.”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Yssel & Son's, RPG Bloggers Network. RPG Bloggers Network said: SORD (System Operational Reference Digest) for Pathfinder. Oh Hell Yes. from Troll in… http://goo.gl/fb/iKrln #RPG […]

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.