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April 21st, 2014, 23:04
Experienced D&D player, looking for a crash course with the Pathfinder System.
I have been playing D&D 3/3.5 since they were released, and played AD&D for over a decade before that.
I am a quick learner, and can either host a game as a DM with experienced pathfinder players who can help me bumble through the rules, or join in on games, or even private sessions. I have relatively open availability, just let me know.

April 22nd, 2014, 03:03
Umm, Crash course as player or as GM first? Approaches would be different. Specific changes aren't hard to list, but minor changes such as to spells and the bestiary have a lot of minor differences. Do you want simply explained or walked through in FG?

April 22nd, 2014, 06:01
Start by having a look through the free 3.5e to Pathfinder conversion guide is a good starting point: http://paizo.com/products/btpy89m6?Pathfinder-Roleplaying-Game-Conversion-Guide

But, as Mgrancey mentions, there are a lot of minor changes that really just need reading of the spell, feat, ability, creature, etc. description.

April 22nd, 2014, 08:43
Ultimately as GM. But honestly, if I can get a full grasp of the game as a player I can handle the rest. The minor changes are all in the details, and are for the most part all things that need referenced any time they are used any ways, with the exception of the skills that have been combined to make new skills.

More than anything else I am looking for a dry run to make sure I am not overlooking something major.

I did read through this post: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?136890-The-3-5-Pathfinder-Handbook
but will grab the conversion guide and read it as well.

I am currently converting Serpent's Skull (http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventurePath/serpentsSkull) to a Fantasy Grounds Module, so I can run a group of players through it. We have one experienced Pathfinder player, and the other 4 players (and myself) are all D&D veterans... so hopefully things will go smoothly.