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Cole Deschain wrote:
Indeed, there's a lot of reading intent going on here...
Could the Pathfinder rules be tidied up? Sure.
Could that be done while maintaining backwards compatibility with published material, which is one of the stated reasons why Pathfinder has its own rulebook in the first place? Far more challenging.
One thing I do find interesting with PFRPG right now is that, they are trying to tidy up stuff without a second edition.
Pathfinder unchained is a book that is 99% attempts to fix bugs in the system.
Occult adventures fixed and revised the possession rules.
Horror adventures having revised mechanics for insanity.
Horror adventures having alternate rules for vampires and werewolves.
Another way to look at it is the possibility that the developers are experimenting with what would work in a new edition...which would be a good idea, in my opinion. It's a lot easier to put out a new monk and see how people like it as opposed to radically changing the monk in a new edition and hoping it doesn't become one of the big complaints of the new edition.