Monday, July 11, 2016

Would You Like To See More Pathfinder Character Conversions?

As my regular readers know, I have a side feature where I write two Pathfinder character conversion guides every month. Whether it's Tyrion Lannister, The Winter Soldier, or even Harley Quinn, I provide a full guide that starts with your attributes, race, and traits, and goes all the way through classes, feats, special powers, and other ear marks players can use to translate these character from their original mediums and into the Pathfinder RPG.

As of right now, I have 40 different character guides sitting pretty on my Character Conversions page.

Seriously, it's a rather crazy amount of conversions.
Now, overall, the response to my conversions articles has been positive. I write them with players in mind, and I keep to the Paizo rules without including any third-party books or wonky house rules. They're useful for DMs, too, in the event you want a ready-made bad guy like Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, or Killer Croc to throw at your players.

However, I'm running into a bit of a problem, and it's a problem I'd like to ask all my readers for help on.

If A Tree Falls in The Forest...

This project started as a one-off post when I wrote up a character guide for building The Incredible Hulk, showing how I had brought the green goliath as a cohort in a game I was playing. That was three years ago. The response from my readers was so popular that I wrote guides for the rest of the movie Avengers, and Loki as well. People seemed to really like it, so I kept up on the project, trying to put up at least one new character conversion every month.

The problem I'm running into isn't that I'm running out of characters or ideas (I could, in all likelihood, keep this feature going as long as there are people playing Pathfinder). The problem I'm running into is that the amount of response the articles is diminishing, and it's a little overwhelming when compared to the amount of time and effort that goes into researching and writing them.

This is the part where you all get to be big damn heroes.
If you're a fan of my character conversions, even if you just found out about them, here's what I'd like you to do right now.

- Click over to my Character Conversions page.
- Find a character conversion article that you like.
- Share that character conversion on your social media pages (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.).

And... that's it, really. If you can help me spread the word about my character conversions by telling your friends, fellow players, DMs, and if we can get some of those fine folks to like and share them as well, then I'll be able to keep giving them the care and attention you've come to expect (since it's the traffic that pays the bills around these parts). And, best of all, this doesn't require anything from you but time, and a little effort.

Oh, and before I forget, you might also enjoy some of the other bonus gaming articles I've been writing for InfoBarrel. As of time of writing, they include:

- 5 Tips For Playing Better Paladins
- 50 Shades of Rage: Flavoring The Barbarian's Signature Power
- How to Stop Rules Lawyers From Ruining Your Tabletop Game

If any of those articles strike your fancy, then by all means share them with your friends as well! Lastly, if you want to leave a tip (and can afford to do so), then all you have to do is stop by The Literary Mercenary's Patreon page. I would definitely consider a surge of new patrons to be a sign that my readers want me to continue my character conversion feature.

That's it for this Moon Pope Monday update! Lastly, if you haven't followed me on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter yet, it's the best way to keep up-to-date on all my latest posts.


  1. I would love to see more crunch and fluff! Conversions and build are not as important to me. Keep up the good work.

    1. As you can see by the second column of 3, I've already added at least 1 Crunch and/or Fluff piece per month, outside of what I publish here on Improved Initiative. So, if those are what you'd like to see more of, then by all means, like and share those pieces instead. Whatever gets more traffic, that's what I'll invest my time and effort into.

  2. Im not sure, Im not much for character conversions, but there are people who really like them, so I recommend it. I prefer Fluff and other things though.

  3. Hell Yeah! We've only scratched the surface, after all.

  4. I've never commented here, but I look forward to your conversions. They've given me some interesting ideas for characters. I'm not really a cleric guy, but Thor... I'd be interested in seeing some of the new Avengers. I would also like to vote for (if it's been suggested before) a Pulp series.

    I shared the page, too.