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The Monk's Uncle's Key and not the Monkey's Uncle

5 adventurers -- a half-orc rogue brute, a halfling female rogue, a large human barbarian, an elvan wizard, and a half-elf druid.

"My uncle, a fellow monk, has gone missing.  He was hired to identify an artifact found by a group of local miners.  If you could find out what has happened I can offer a generous reward.  Most imprtantly, my uncle has a key of great importance to our monastery.  If you can find it, it is important.  You will know my uncle Traylon by his short round stature, his balding head, and the bright sun embroidered on his robes."

The group of beginners (level 3) found their way into the mine entrance, an old cave.  Unfortunately it was in use by a group of wolves that attacked the group.  The group overcame them quickly before the wolves injured their party.

A few steps down the corridor found a storage room.  The barbarian, Rondo, rushed in without hesitation and found large stones falling from the ceiling clobbering his noggin.  A couple of potions put h…

Pathfinder and Herolab

So we're making the transition to Pathfinder.  To make things easier, I decided to invest in Herolab for Pathfinder.  With secondary licenses, I was able to make it available on multiple computers so the girls can work on their own character sheets without having to dig through tons of books.  Here are my first impressions of Herolab:

Positive:

Always being updatedExtensive contentThorough.  For example, it is easy to generate companion animalsD20 integration in Pathfinder so I don't have to leave everything old behindNice looking character sheetsLots of options for including / excluding extra content (like the Advanced Players Guide) Negative Out of the box, it didn't set the starting gold properly for the level.   I had to look it up.The portrait view cuts off the picture even though the character sheet doesn't.The dossier thing looks like it makes me print everything separately (spell description separate from character sheet).  Not really my preference.  Would rather…