I’ve been playing some Pathfinder Society games at the local gaming store. Two of the gaming groups I’m in used to play Pathfinder but switched to D&D 5th edition. Reverting to Pathfinder feels very strange. It’s not as annoying as D&D 3.5, but it’s close. So. Many. Rules.
I normally play a Ranger or Bard, or some variation on striker with some healing capabilities. I liked the idea of the Occultist class: great flexibility, lots of options to be melee, ranged, or spell-focused. With all of those options, comes complexity. Here are the resources I found for playing this class. The Occultist guide was by far the most helpful, both in creating and playing an Occultist character.
- Implementing Magic: VampByDay’s guide to the Occultist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Pathfinder Occultist Guide, on Mack’s blog, on The Dice Decide Podcast web site.
- Last-Man-Standings’s Homebrew Random Occult background generator, linked from the Pathfinder sub-reddit.
It took me far too long to come up with a playable character for Pathfinder Society. I’ve played it twice and so far I’ve enjoyed the Elf Occultist Battlehost (ranged focused).