What is Pathfinder?
Pathfinder is a game system that provides the underlying, general rules and mechanics for Tenebrae. Its rules are freely available through Paizo's online PRD or may be purchased in paper form through Paizo's website, Amazon, or local booksellers. If you've heard of Dungeons and Dragons, then you should be familiar with the concept: there are wizards and rogues and even paladins. You play a hero, adventure with friends, and work on developing, breathing life into your story or concept.
In sum, we're a storytelling-MUSH that just happens to run Pathfinder. It helps to be familiar with its basic concepts. Beyond that, though, don't worry about getting everything perfect. Focus on having fun.
If you're new to Pathfinder, or Tenebrae, start with our Beginner's Guide to Tenebrae. It walks you through making a character, as well as many basic concepts. The rest you're welcome to learn as you go.
How is It Different from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5?
Pathfinder is best summarized as Dungeons and Dragons 3.75. Think of it as a "smoothing out" of 3.5, published by Paizo. It keeps much of the OGL licensing, and is intended to be backwards compatible. Some of the more notable differences between 3.5 and Pathfinder are a smoothed-out skills system, and (at least we think so) more interesting, option-filled base-classes. In fact, entering a PrC is much more rare than in 3.5 because of these options.
How is a MUSH Different from Tabletop?
Despite running Pathfinder, we are not an Online Tabletop Game, nor a MMO. The experience is by design, somewhat different. We run scenes, roleplay, and immerse ourselves in a world as large as the imagination. Your character might be in a scene with a friend one evening, and with another the next. And later on, you'd meet along the pathway during a stroll overlooking the Ruins of the Artificer's City.
Tenebrae is an immersive, roleplay-based environment that's open for play 24 hours, 7 days a week. Our players are a variety of ages, geographic locations, and walks of life. Be sure to check out our Beginner's Guide to Tenebrae page. We've been around for a while.
Where Can I Find Out About It?
Getting a Copy of the Pathfinder Rules
Pathfinder Tutorials and Resources
|Tutorials and Resources|
|Magic Items and Crafting||How Magic Armor and Weapons Work in PF||How magic armor and weapons work, and are enchanted.|
|Magic Item Crafting||Making it simple.|
|Combat||Actions in Pathfinder||Actions explained!|
|Combat Maneuvers||How do combat maneuvers work? Here's the basics.|
|Grappling||Grappling is a type of combat maneuver. Here's how you do it, step-by-step.|
|Critical Hits, Precision Damage, and Flanking|
|Damage Dice Progression Chart||How you handle size increases for all kinds of weapons|
|Negative Levels||How negative levels effect you, in a simple format|
|Magic||Touch Spells||Touch spell basics.|
|Encounters||Designing Encounters||It isn't 3.5. It's better.|
|Poisons||Poisons are deadly in PF. Here's how they work.|
|Tools||Google Docs Character Sheet||Simple and useful for tracking buffs and bonuses during combat.|
|Search the Paizo PRD Using Google from Your Browser||A little plugin that does just that. Put together by Lahar.|