I’m new to this community and to Dungeon World. I’m converting my Pathfinder group to Dungeon World in my upcoming game on Friday. My players never handled the crunch of Pathfinder well, and I feel like DW will be a perfect fit. As of now, I read through the SRD, the character sheets, and some of the extra stuff (e.g., Grim Portents mag, some custom classes, the subreddit, and this group). I feel I am confident enough to DM (I’ve been DMing this group of guys for nearly two years now), but I do have a couple of inquiries:
1. Aside from financially supporting Dungeon World, what is the benefit to buying the handbook vs just using the SRD. Is there information that I wouldn’t get from the SRD? I’m planning on purchasing the handbook pdfs anyway, but not for a few weeks.
2. Do you have any hints or tricks for a DM who is used to D20 rules and regulations? My sessions have been going in the DW direction already, and has been a lot of freeform roleplay – so I feel that this will be an easy transition for me. Primarily, I’m concerned about roadblocks some of you DMs have found that you wish you thought of prior to sitting down at the table.
I think transitioning my players to DM will be extremely easy, so I’m not too concerned about that. I am very impressed with the community behind Dungeon World thus far, and I can’t wait to make my own contributions!