I'm relatively new to playing Pathfinder and D&D --only a couple of months-- and the group I play with wants everyone to DM at least one or two sessions so everyone gets a chance to play.

Can anyone recommend any premade but relatively short (5-10 hours) adventures/campaigns for Pathfinder? We have between 4 and 7 players, and it can be a serious or humorous campaign for any level (the group usually makes new characters for each campaign).

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    \$\begingroup\$ Possibly helpful, but not answer-worthy: "Any good premade campaigns for beginners?" It's for D&D 3.5, but 3.5 and Pathfinder are similar enough that their content is sometimes used interchangeably, so maybe this is worth a look-see. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Jul 2 '13 at 10:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ As this is a product recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Jul 2 '13 at 12:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Putting this on hold for a moment. @Ren, Paizo (and others) have published literally hundreds of adventures for Pathfinder that could take a group 5-10 hours to play. Please add more details to your question that would focus it down to where there might be a best answer. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Jul 2 '13 at 12:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mxyzplk Did you mean to make this system-recommendation? This is pretty specifically a Pathfinder thing. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jul 2 '13 at 13:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes I did, we use that tag for any "*-recommendation" question as they all go by the same rules, see meta for more. No sense having "adventure-recommendation" and "supplement-recommendation" and "whatever-recommendation." Feel free and liven up that meta discussion though. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Jul 2 '13 at 13:46

If you've already worked your way through the Pathfinder Beginner Box adventure Black Fang's Dungeon, paizo have the 4 Beginner Box Bash demos that run at a few hours each, and can be run independently. These will be good if anyone else wants to try GMing, which is what I've been doing.

The the beginner box GM kit has an additional adventure that can follow on from Black Fang's dungeon, or run independently. It also contains details and advice for using pre-written adventures.

The Beginner Box Game Master's Guide has a lot of information for creating a simple adventure and a pre-drawn map (that fits on the included folding map mat) that you can play with to knock something together easily.

I'm working my way through all of this material with a group as a new GM and it's working great for us.

I've had a look at one of the Pathfinder Adventure paths (Carrion Crown), and their adventure paths run from first level, so I would recommend investigating the Rise of the Runelords Adventure path. I've not tried it yet, but it looks like some of the Beginner Box Bash stories will work into its story; it's going to be the next step we'll take when we're finished with the Beginner Box material.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The only Adventure Path from Paizo I have played is Howl of the Carrion King, but I recommend it for everyone. Good fun with a bit of everything: combat, social conflict, strategy... \$\endgroup\$ – sergut Jul 2 '13 at 12:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ The good thing about Adventure Paths is that they give you everything you need, and they take the characters of your players from level 1 up to (almost) whatever level you want / can play (usually around 15ish). \$\endgroup\$ – sergut Jul 2 '13 at 12:49

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